A country of over 5 million people, Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes. Although rich in culture and natural resources, this country is the 3rd poorest nation in the Americas. Decades of civil wars, natural disasters and corrupt governments have contributed to this status, making it difficult for many to break the destructive cycle poverty. Only 53% of the adult population has stable employment, with the remaining percentage of the population living below the poverty line.


Although the Nicaraguan government states that they provide elementary education to all children in this country, many children – especially in rural areas – are not able to attend even basic education because their families need them to bring in extra income or because there are no schools in their area. In contrast with other Central American countries, Nicaragua has the lowest primary school enrolment rate and the highest primary school dropout rate. It also has the highest percentage of primary school aged children who are not in school at all.


EduDeo Ministries currently partners with ACECEN in Nicaragua.  Read more about this partnership...

Nicaragua Statistics

  • Language:

  • Area:

    129,494 km²
  • Capital:

  • Population:

    5.7 million
    35% of population under the age of 14
    Only 4.5% of population over 65
    46.2% of population at or below poverty line ($2/day)
  • Currency:

  • Life Expectancy:

    73 years
  • Agriculture:

    coffee, bananas, sugarcane, cotton, rice, corn, tobacco
  • Natural Resources:

    gold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead, zinc, timber & fish
  • Terrain:

    land of lakes & volcanoes
  • Climate:

    varies from tropical rainforest lowlands to temperate highlands
  • Economy:

    59.6% Services;
    26.1% Industry;
    17% Agriculture
    Top 10% of population holds 41.8% of income
    Lowest 20% of population holds 3.8% of income
Jun 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm


I would like to present to you Quinta Arien Guest House. It is located in Managua and is set up for mission teams that come to Nicaragua to work. You can visit us in Facebook at Quinta Arien Guest House or contact me at: for more info.

I hope we can help your ministry through the lodging of mission teams.



Mar 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Where can I get information and updates on a group from Red Deer Alberta that have just left today for Nicaragua

Al Karsten
Nov 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

keep up the good work and look forward to receiving updates

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