Through our work so far we have: In every country where WE Villages operates, we tailor our programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we work with, while still adhering to our five Pillars of Impact.
The small holdings in the subsistence sector, on the other hand, used primitive methods of cultivation (e.g., the Spanish wooden ox plow, Spanish in origin, and variants on the Indian digging stick, and the productivity was typically low.
Mechanization of agriculture begun in the fifties, causing a drop in the number of the middle-class inhabitants of rural areas, and a proportional increase in the number of subsistence peasants (given high cost of mechanization).
Textiles and agriculture account for nearly 50% of Nicaragua's exports.
The Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), which began in 2006, has helped the country to expand its export opportunities, but growth remains slow.
Given the strong emphasis placed on economic and social equality in the reconstruction of Nicaragua regime on redistribution of wealth and above all, its efforts to improve the quality of life of its neediest citizens.
Sources used in preparing this Chapter were the studies and reports prepared by intergovernmental organizations, particularly the World Ban, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), the United nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United nations Education, Science and Culture Council (UNESCO).
“Visually stunning” may be the best way to describe this Central American country that boasts lush valleys and rainforests, stunning mountains, lakes and volcanoes, picturesque beaches, and Spanish-colonial towns among its most beautiful features.
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the largest country in Central America truly is a feast for the senses.
Like much of the region, Nicaragua was a Spanish colony until becoming an independent republic in 1838.
The 20th century brought with it violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption in the form of a short-lived, but bloody civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979.
According to the only study on income distribution in Nicaragua, which was done in 1970, 5 percent of the population received 28 percent of the national income, while 50 percent of the population received only 15 percent of the income, with me middle levels receiving the balance.