Urgent Action: Feed Hungry Families in Nicaragua

$325 $9,675
Raised Remaining


MADRE is working with Wangki Tangki to provide urgently needed food aid to Indigenous families living on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua after Hurricane Ida destroyed this year’s crops.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The UN estimates that 9 million more people in Latin America will fall into poverty this year, bringing the total number of poor in the region to 189 million. The situation for Indigenous women on the hurricane-prone North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua is worsening as they struggle to feed their families in the wake of Hurricane Ida, which destroyed a majority of the rice crop. Only 3 out of 438 families in the Kisalaya community along the Coco River were able to harvest their crops this year.

How will this project solve this problem?

MADRE is supporting Indigenous women in securing access to food and seeds to plant new crops, as well as continuing to train women in small-scale organic farming methods and sustainable livestock management.

Potential Long Term Impact

Women are able to ensure access to a secure food supply, boost economic self-sufficiency by generating much-needed income for their families and share sustainable agriculture techniques in other communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $325

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $325 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Project Leader

Irene Lew

Development Assistant
New York, NY United States

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