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Nicaragua Nicaragua

TRADITION

Roman Catholic

TOPICS

Religion and Development Database Religion and Development Database
An increasing number of organizations and programs are grappling with problems at the intersection of religion and development. On this site you have access to the latest...

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Latin America Latin America
As a region, Latin America is predominantly Christian. Despite its history of Catholicism, there has been a recent rise in evangelical and Pentecostal Churches since the...

Crs

Catholic Relief Services Nicaragua

Catholic Relief Serves (CRS) partners with the Catholic Church and civil society organizations to improve microfinancing, civil society development, natural resource and risk management, protection of human rights, agriculture, and health. It began operating in Nicaragua in 1964 providing basic emergency supplies in response to a devastating hurricane. According to the United Nations, over 80 percent of Nicaragua's population lives on less than two US dollars per day, the highest proportion in all of Latin America and the Caribbean. CRS targets vulnerable, rural farmers by promoting sustainable development, encouraging cooperation among farmers, and improving connections to formal markets.
Catholic Relief Services Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services, founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States, is the official international relief and development agency of the US Catholic community. Its mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the...