Namotivas Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.


19 young people completed vocational education in trades such as baking and mechanics and learned about small business management to engage in income generating activities. 74 families with children under age 5 were integrated into our shared community gardens, where members grew vegetables and raised laying hens to increase food supplies for local households. These chickens laid 11,098 eggs last year. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, we trained 26 healthcare promoters to educate parents about diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, and malnutrition so they could properly care for their children. Primary school students significantly improved their academic performance in reading and math after receiving tutoring and participating in reading clubs. 1,920 school children benefited when World Vision repaired classrooms and provided learning materials, furniture, and library books for primary schools and preschools. We partnered with the government and local churches to train 107 young people on emergency preparedness, including first aid, search and rescue, food distribution, creating safe spaces for children, and writing a disaster mitigation plan. 129 mothers and 19 fathers were trained on the importance of registering their children in the first year of life so they could receive a birth certificate and access their rights to education, healthcare, and protection.

Cross-cutting issues



  • Nicaragua>Carazo


  • Agriculture
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection

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