Help Plant Family Gardens in Nicaragua

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org. Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified


The goals of Harvesting Hope are to increase economic self-sufficiency and sustainable access to food for Indigenous Miskito women and families on the underserved North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.

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As is the case in every region where MADRE works, poverty disproportionately affects Nicaraguan women. One of every four households in Nicaragua is headed by a woman, and despite recent decreases in men’s wages—which makes poverty in the region even more widespread—women are still hit hardest by the economic crises faced by Indigenous Peoples on the North Atlantic coast. Women on the coast are struggling to feed their families as they recover from years of war, drought, and flooding.


Train women to plant communal gardens that ensure access to a secure food supply, improve sustainable agriculture techniques in the region, and alleviate depression caused by grinding poverty & successive natural disasters that devastated crops.

Long-Term Impact

Increase local technical agricultural expertise; create income-generating opportunities through partnership with local sewing collective; and increase women’s leadership through improved ability to contribute resources to family and community needs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


MADRE's Programs in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Country Overview
Indigenous Women and Sustainable Development
MADRE Partners in Nicaragua

Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @madrespeaks
Project Leader:
Irene Lew
Development Assistant
NY, NY United States

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Thanks to 43 donors like you, a total of $2,845 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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