Nicaragua, Central America

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Our Mission in Nicaragua, Central America

What we do in Nicaragua

Since 2001, Advance has offered a wide variety of public programs in Nicaragua to build stronger, healthier communities – as well as promising futures for the families in them.

With our partner Association of Volunteers for Community Development (AVODEC), Advance uses a community-wide, multi-level approach to provide life-changing education, care, and resources to a nation struggling with the effects of war and poverty. We work to improve the health of Nicaraguan families through water filtration systems, community gardens, improved housing, latrines, wells, micro-loans, health education, and supporting local medical care providers.

Advance in Nicaragua, Central America

Read the latest stories of how people and families have found hope, health, and fulfillment in the communities we serve.

Nicaragua, Central America Stories

A Widow Creates a New Life, With Your Help

Selling her cows meant selling her future. But that was just one of the agonizing decisions Maria had to make when her husband died 18 years ago.  Maria lives in a remote…

Investing in Clean Water Globally

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene contributes significantly to the global burden of disease. To combat unsafe water, there are two broad categories of water systems, centralized and decentralized.  Centralized Centralized…

After 40 years, Dominga is Safe in Retirement

Perhaps one of the most basic needs is to live in a safe and secure home. Unfortunately, most recent numbers from Habitat for Humanity estimated that 1.6 billion people around the world…

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Community-Centered Care The core of Advance Community’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Advance’s…

A Dire Need for a Dentist

Not many of us can say we like going to the dentist. Then there are those Advance serves in Nicaragua who travel for miles across jungle and ravine for the chance to…

Impact of Clean Water on Education

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development Director Clean water means more children in school. Period.  The statistics are staggering. 31% of schools worldwide lack safe water and adequate…

About | World Soil Day, December 5th

Submitted by Tatumn Zale, Development Associate The 5th of December is World Soil Day. Soil is the ultimate life supply for healthy food, ecology, and a healthy planet as a whole! This day is…

The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that…

The Search for Water is Over

Thirsty? You go to the tap. Or to the fridge for water you’ve filtered. There’s bottled water as well. Plenty of options. What if you had no options? The remote, mountainous community…

A Brigade of HOPE

The Oskiwas Community in Nicaragua was one of the hardest hit by the civil war in the 1980s. As a result, Oskiwas is one of the poorest communities in its municipality and…

Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security.…

Her life was hanging by a thread…

Her life was hanging by a thread. Literally. Modesta, a 56-year-old widow and mother of 5, lives in an impoverished region of Nicaragua. She cannot read or write. Since her husband’s death…

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our…

Nicaragua, Central America

What we do in Nicaragua

Since 2001, Advance has offered a wide variety of public programs in Nicaragua to build stronger, healthier communities – as well as promising futures for the families in them.

With our partner Association of Volunteers for Community Development (AVODEC), Advance uses a community-wide, multi-level approach to provide life-changing education, care, and resources to a nation struggling with the effects of war and poverty. We work to improve the health of Nicaraguan families through water filtration systems, community gardens, improved housing, latrines, wells, micro-loans, health education, and supporting local medical care providers.