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Environment, Education, Poverty, Children/Youth, Health, Clean Water, Human Rights, Religion
GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less

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Nicaragua, Ukraine
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Children/Youth
Frontier Horizon’s is an official 501 C 3 non profit that works with orphan children in Ukraine and Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua, Romania, United States of America
Causes
Children/Youth, Religion
We facilitate churches and individuals in mission projects at home and abroad. We provide low income housing here in Knoxville. And we also manage finances for the ongoing mission projects of JCM.

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Nicaragua, Uganda
Causes
Environment, Poverty
Omiyo means Give in the Acholi language of our Ugandan artisans. That's why we exist: To give artisans a market for their work, to give kids in their communities a better education, and to give you access to fun and stylish products you won't find anywhere else!
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Environment
One of the largest obstacles Nicaragua faces is the problem of deforestation. Around 75% of Nicaraguan forests have been repurposed for farming or pasture land.1 Deforestation endangers biodiversity and the health of fragile tropical-forest ecosystems. Furthermore, the loss of forests has exacerbated the impacts of natural disasters.2 In their absence, flooding, and wind damage have grown more severe. Another environmental concern facing Nicaragua is the use of pesticides. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of health concerns such as skin and breast cancer, miscarriages, and nervous disorders.3 Beyond the health impacts, the use of pesticides can contaminate fresh water sources, leech natural nutrients from the soil causing degradation and erosion, and prevent the flourishing of natural ecosystems.4

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1 http://www.fs.fed.us/global/globe/l_amer/nicaragua.htm
2http://www.envio.org.ni/articulo/2756
3-4 Ibid
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Nicaragua News

Stuff.co.nz 
In Nicaragua, there are no street names. A person's address is given by whatever major landmarks they live near, I thought this was a perfect indication of their relaxed culture. Willing to show you around, have a drink and open up their homes to you ... See more..
The Recorder 
I would like to travel but Nicaragua would have never crossed my mind to go.” Travelling to a foreign country where most of the students don't speak the native language will pose its own challenges for the rising seniors. Some students were nervous ... See more..
Troy Messenger 
It was with this trust in God that eight members of Hephzibah Baptist Church embarked to Diriamba, Nicaragua, on June 9 for 10 days of building houses, distributing food and sharing the Gospel. Nicaragua is a Central American country nestled between ... See more..
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International Monetary Fund 
On June 22, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Nicaragua, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without meeting on a lapse-of-time basis. [2]. Macroeconomic ... See more..
Stuff.co.nz 
Jill Worrall visits some Nicaraguan cities and find them steeped in colour and culture. See more..
Amandala 
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 22, 2017–Our Belize National Women U-20 squad was expected back home today from Nicaragua, after losing, 10-0, to Costa Rica on Tuesday in the CONCACAF Women U-20 Qualifiers. According to reports gleaned from ... See more..
Washington Post 
In fact, only two nations are currently not part of the agreement: Syria and Nicaragua. As The Washington Post's Denise Lu and Kim Soffen note, these two countries comparatively produce only a fraction of the greenhouse gas emissions that the United ... See more..
GCR 
China's $1bn project to build a new deepwater port by the Panama Canal, which began days before Panama finally cut ties with Taiwan, is likely to “finally scupper” the controversial and long-stalled Nicaragua canal, an article in a Chinese state ... See more..
The Costa Rica Star 
Ten Costa Rican tourism companies visited the coast of Nicaragua in the South Pacific this week with the purpose of exploring the tourism offer existent in this area. According to Jose Adrián Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private ... See more..
Washington Post 
Meanwhile, Nicaraguan leaders said they declined to enter the Paris agreement not because they didn't want to abide by new emissions standards but because those standards weren't strict enough and didn't require enough sacrifice from wealthier ... See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras
Area

Total 130,370 sq km
Land 119,990 sq km
Water 10,380 sq km

Climate

tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands
Natural Resources

gold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead, zinc, timber, fish ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes; volcanoes; landslides; extremely susceptible to hurricanes

volcanism: significant volcanic activity; Cerro Negro (elev. 728 m), which last erupted in 1999, is one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes; its lava flows and ash have been known to cause significant damage to farmland and buildings; other historically active volcanoes include Concepcion, Cosiguina, Las Pilas, Masaya, Momotombo, San Cristobal, and Telica significant volcanic activity; Cerro Negro (elev. 728 m), which last erupted in 1999, is one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes; its lava flows and ash have been known to cause significant damage to farmland and buildings; other historically active volcanoes include Concepcion, Cosiguina, Las Pilas, Masaya, Momotombo, San Cristobal, and Telica
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Nicaraguan
Population
5,788,531 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, has widespread underemployment and poverty. The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been in effect since April 2006 and has expanded export opportunities for many agricultural and manufactured goods. Textiles and agriculture combined account for nearly 50% of Nicaragua's exports. The ORTEGA administration's promotion of mixed business initiatives, owned by the Nicaraguan and Venezuelan state oil firms, together with the weak rule of law, could undermine the investment climate for domestic and international private firms in the near-term. Nicaragua relied on an ...See More IMF external credit facility to meet internal- and external-debt financing obligations. The most recent IMF program ended in 2011 and Nicaragua is currently in negotiations for a new program. Nicaragua depends heavily on foreign development assistance, however, donors have curtailed this funding in response to November 2008 and subsequent electoral fraud. Nicaragua still struggles with a high public debt burden, however, it succeeded in reducing that burden in 2011. The economy grew at a rate of about 4% in 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$27.1 billion (2012 est.); $25.76 billion (2011 est.); $24.43 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, bananas, sugarcane, rice, corn, tobacco, sesame, soya, beans; beef, veal, pork, poultry, dairy products; shrimp, lobsters, cotton
Industries

food processing, chemicals, machinery and metal products, knit and woven apparel, petroleum refining and distribution, beverages, footwear, wood, electric wire harness manufacturing, mining