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Race to End World Hunger
Children are Starving

Where we are...

Nicaragua

Why start with Nicaragua?

  • Nicaragua is the poorest Spanish-speaking country in the world. It is the 2nd poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The country's poverty most severely affects women and children.
  • Nearly 50% of all Nicaraguans are either unemployed or underemployed.
  • Distribution of income in Nicaragua is one of the most unequal on the globe. Over 2 million Nicaraguans live in poverty. The majority of Nicaraguans live on less than $2/day and more than 800,000 live in extreme poverty, less than $1/day.
  • 1 of every 3 Nicaraguan children has some degree of malnutrition.
  • 1 of every 4 Nicaraguan children is born to a teenage mother.
  • Less than 30% of all Nicaraguan children complete an elementary education. On average, Nicaraguans complete fewer than 5 years of schooling.
  • 95% of all disabled children in the country receive no appropriate support.

Tonight, almost 1 billion people will
go to bed hungry.