Bountiful Children's Foundation

Nicaragua


Population:  6,624,554 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $1,905 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Nicaragua:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 28.6% in 2000 to 23.9% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 11.5% in 2000 to 10.7% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 42.4 in 2000 to 18.5 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 34.3 in 2000 to 14.7 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 25.1% in 2001 to 17.3% in 2012
    • Wasting decreased from 2.3% in 2001 to 2.2% in 2012

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Nicaragua

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Nicaragua in 2014
  • 62 children and 396 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Nicaragua - History and Demographics

Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. It is slightly larger than England. Nicaragua has three distinct geographical regions: the fertile valleys of the Pacific lowlands, the North-central highlands, and the Mosquito Coast or Atlantic lowlands. 70% of the population work in agriculture. 30% of the population live in poverty.


 

Bountiful Children in Nicaragua

17% of children age five and under suffer from chronic malnutrition. In some regions of the country, the number rises to 30%. Bountiful Children started helping communities in Nicaragua in 2014.

Communities in Nicaragua

Available for Adoption

Already Adopted

Chinandega

Chinandega West

Esteli

Jinotepe

Leon

Matagalpa

Villa Flor

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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