A farmer observes the impact of drought in San Francisco Libre. Photo by Sean Hawkey

Record breaking droughts are ravaging parts of Nicaragua. Harvests are low, cattle and other livestock are dying, and rivers and wells are at 25 to 50 percent of normal water levels. The cost of a month of basic food supplies has risen by about $10 in the last year.

Yalena is the leader of the Nueva Guinea cooperative and says CEPAD's trainings have been the key to the co-op's success.

Please donate to our crowdfunding campaign on Razoo so we can carry out critical training for 36 community leaders! In the workshop, they’ll learn how their community cooperatives and associations can develop strategic plans for the future.

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A letter from Executive Director Damaris Albuquerque.


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