Nicaragua: Programme overview and projects


  • Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

    Small farmers in Nicaragua are taking steps together to defend against major agricultural enterprises that want to import genetically modified seeds. Thanks to field trials financed by SWISSAID, they can prove that local varieties are more economical and respond with greater resistance to climate fluctuations – and yield harvests which are just as plentiful.
  • From Warehouse Assistant to Teacher

    From Warehouse Assistant to Teacher

    Thanks to youth organisations many young people in Nicaragua are becoming the support for their family and community – and they get closer to realising their own ambitions in life.
  • Education and health checks save lives

    Education and health checks save lives

    Teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and domestic violence, in particular, have an adverse impact on women in Nicaragua. Training courses and medical assistance are helping break down taboos – and saving lives. 46-year-old Bertha’s case is a good example.