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“Friends of Hope” and send to:
Friends of Hope
PO Box 451513
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33345
Nicaragua is an impoverished Central American country about the size of Pennsylvania. Outside of
Haiti, Nicaragua is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Child poverty in Nicaragua remains a critical issue. According to UNICEF, 50% of Nicaraguan
children live in poverty, with 19% of them in extreme poverty. Furthermore, child poverty is
much more prevalent on the Atlantic coast of the country. About 58% of children on the Atlantic
coast had completed six years of primary education as opposed to 72% for the country as a whole.
Moreover, 500,000 Nicaraguan children do not attend school at all, mainly because of the cost of
education and the need to support their families.
When families need financial support, many children and adolescents have no choice but to enter
the workforce. An estimated 250,000 to 320,000 Nicaraguans are child laborers. Some children work
in sugar cane fields and mines, creating a dangerous work environment for them. In addition to
child labor, human trafficking is a growing issue impacting young girls.
HOW WE HELP
In the first six months of 2020:
· Friends of Hope donors built 220 homes
· Our donors built, repaired or expanded two schools
· We work with 18 children’s home as part of the Hope Youth program
Friends of Hope has been working to help the poor of Nicaragua since 2010. Alongside our in-country
partner, the American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF), we continue to bring aid and sustainable
development projects to those most in need.
Please help us continue to help the people of Nicaragua by making a donation today.
Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351
Contributions are tax-deductible under
Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
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