Nicaragua communities have been dramatically impacted by the Covid-19 virus. With over half fo the population already living on less than $2/day even in the best of times life is fragile. Now with the spread of the novel virus the crowded barrios are incredibly vulnerable to infection. Households are losing their incomes as the garment factories close to avoid spread of disease. The healthcare system in Nicaragua is not prepared to treat those that contract the virus. Harvest Initiative has worked in Nicaragua for over 20 years and during this time of crisis we are priorizing food distributions to the most vulnerable communities in Nicaragua. Our goals are with this campaign:
1. To distribute 600,000 meals to the most at risk children and elderly through our network of schools, churches and community groups. A shipment donated by the Nice Foundation of Highland Illionis is aready in roue with the first 150,000!
2. To maintain critical medical services in the Los Martinez barrio of Managua. The clinic is located near the old city dump and serves the poorest of the capitol's residents with primary care, supplemental nutrition, medicine, health education and counseling.
3. To help our main communities in TIpitapa, Masaya and the Miskitu Indigenous communitiy Alamikamba rebuild their livihoods with loans of seed, materials for small businees start ups and equipment. Families need sustainable income to overcome the situation.