Nicaragua, a beautiful country with almost 6 million young citizens, and the largest land mass in Central America comparable to the size of New York State, is ranked by the United Nations ( as the second poorest country, after Haiti, in the western hemisphere.

Natural disaster and a storied political history have left many children, women, and men living in impoverished and difficult socio-economic circumstances. However, there remain present resilient, hardworking people with strong organizing and community building skills.

Compañeros is working with local staff, leaders, and volunteers to implement a comprehensive multi-year community development plan in Barrio Grenada, a high-needs neighbourhood located in the heart of the capital, Managua. We welcome your enthusiasm and look forwad to preparing you to engaging your knowledge, skills, and values effectively.

Click below to link to Weather Forecast in Managua:

Click below to link to Travel Reports and Advisories:

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Canada-DFAIT)

Department of State (US-DOS)

Click below to link to an article by Denis Rogers An Illness Called Managua

Click here for notes by Gonzalo Duarte Two Important Themes & Five Circular Causes of Poverty

Click here for a presentation by Gonzalo Duarte A Brief History of Nicargua