WHAT WE DO
Our programs across Nicaragua inspire communities to becomeﾠ actively involved in sustainable development. ﾠTheir engagement is vital to our collective success.
Healthy communities are more engaged communities.
Many of the chronic health issues that affect rural Nicaraguans are preventable with timely investments in education and appropriate technology. Our goal is to improve health by offering preventative services, outreach, and training for local volunteers, who are the backbone of healthy communities. Our outreach, serving more than 3,000 rural residents, includes topics in dental health, sexual and reproductive health, and support for patients with neurological conditions. Our preventative efforts are aimed at reducing diarrhea and upper respiratory illness.
in the construction of a medical clinic for their community.
Local residents in Los Robles
We train local health volunteers, who help to share information with other residents, promote healthy habits, and provide support in emergencies.
Over 900,000 people in Nicaragua
do not have access to clean water.
Nica Agua is a dynamic program that provides families in need with low-tech, user-friendly water filters to combat the most prevalent illnesses in rural Nicaragua: diarrhea, parasites, and kidney infection.ﾠTo receive a filter, participating families must invest 16 hours of community service in projects like road repair, bridge construction, and school maintenance, and attend educational workshops.
In dozens of communities
now lead healthier lives...
The primary cause of infant mortality in Nicaragua is diarrhea.
...after investing over
of community service.
Hear Andrea Rosales, a resident of Los Robles, speak about the impact Nica Agua has had on her family and her community.
Children around the world require healthy outlets in order to express their energy and embrace their potential.
Our programs provide a safe and structured environment for Nicaraguan youth to share in sports, cultural events, and after school programs. Through organized leagues, clinics, and tournaments in soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball, we create a positive impact on youth development, public safety, the local economy, and community camaraderie and pride.
Meaningful cultural exchange inspires positive change for hosts and visitors alike.
We connect groups of students and volunteers from abroad with Nicaraguan communities that have proven their commitment to far-reaching development goals. Group trips generally last 10 days or two weeks and often include technical and non-technical volunteer work, service learning, cultural immersion, and exploration. Every new group builds on the efforts of previous visits. The ongoing work of Comunidad Connect in the community ensures a lasting impact.
On average, for every 1 visiting volunteer, 3 volunteers from the community are engaged in action.
we have connected over
Financial responsibility is vital for maximizing sustainable change.
Download our 990 forms from previous years to see how your resources are utilized. You can view our latest annual report here.
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