Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America. Suffering from problems with unemployment and poverty the country also holds the title for the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
This widespread poverty means that nearly 30% of the Nicaraguan population lives on less than $2 per day. This statistic gets even worse, growing to 50%, in rural communities. While the government of Nicaragua has taken some efforts to combat this poverty, many of their efforts fall short. Therefore, many of the Nicaraguan people depend on the efforts and initiatives of international nonprofits and organizations like The Peace Project to provide the assistance needed to overcome the financial difficulties they face.