Country story


Coffee as a route to women’s empowerment

María José Blandón Villavicencio, a Nicaraguan housewife turned coffee producer, has a sales record that would make any entrepreneur green with envy: 1600% growth in her first year.

Miskito families protect Nicaragua’s ecological treasures

MDG-F-supplied solar panels are helping Nicaragua's indigenous communities preserve their environment.

Unity is strength in Nicaragua

Until recently, the women of the village of Venus spent a part of each day searching for and collecting drinking water. That all changed when they and the MDG-F started working together.

Unity makes strength for Nicaraguan women

The MDG-F is helping Nicaraguan women to break the cycle of poverty in which they live through business training and access to specialized health services.