Word & Deed projects in Nicaragua began in response to Hurricane Felix, a category 5 storm, in the fall of 2007. Thousands of homes were destroyed, miles of forest land and crops were devastated, water wells were contaminated and the fishing industry was drastically changed. Initially, Word & Deed sent funds to support the relief efforts of clearing debris, rebuilding homes and cleansing wells. Now that the relief phase is complete, Word & Deed is continuing to partner with Palabra y Hecho de Nicaragua (Word & Deed Nicaragua) to further develop the very poor Miskito communities in northeastern Nicaragua.

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The Agricultural Commercialization project in Nicaragua is training locals in seven communities in the sustainable production of various crops; it involves micro-credits, training in family business development, pork production, poultry production, and the development of Christian leaders. Small-scale commercialization of the produce is already taking place.

Recently, our partners reported that both their Moringa trees and their pineapple crops are doing quite well.

Their Moringa trees were planted in May 2015 and they are now 12 feet tall. Half of the 600 trees they planted have survived, and they are planning to plant more in 2016. There is a growing awareness locally of the usefulness of the Moringa tree which can be used for many medicinal purposes; its leaves can even be used as feed for animals.

The pineapple crop is also growing very well, and our partners hope to see their first harvest in April/May of this year, the Lord willing (see pictures of the pineapple crop below).

Forty-six families are receiving micro-loans; they use the funds to pay for labour and equipment, and sometimes for seeds. Pastoral courses for 30 pastors are scheduled to begin shortly.

Thank the Lord with us for the strong leadership that this project has and for its success (though not without its challenges) so far.

Nicaragua Trip Report (December 2012)

Last December, John Otten (Project Manager of Nicaragua)…

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Summary of Nicaragua Projects

Summary of Word & Deed Projects in Nicaragua:

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New Agricultural Program in Nicaragua

Word & Deed has been involved in Nicaragua since 2007 when Hurricane Felix destroyed the homes and livelihoods of many families in this country. Much of the relief work is now complete, but there is still a great need for development.

Word & Deed is now supporting an Agricultural Commercialization project which will train locals in eight communities in sustainable production of rice, bananas and beans.¬†Over the next 10 years, the project will involve micro-credits, training in family business development, pork production, poultry production and the development of Christian leaders.…

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