Nicaragua

                                       

Population

The country has a population close to 6 million people as of 2010.

Capital

Managua, with a population of 943,626

People

It has three major ethnic groups and 84% are Latinos. Other tribes are the Afro-Nicaraguan and Amerindian.

Official Language

Spanish

Economy

Many minerals, fertile soil and low population make the country potentially wealthy but it is still being considered as one of the poorer states in the Americas due to nearly two centuries of dictatorship, civil wars and natural disasters.

Politics

It became an independent republic in 1838. The nearly two centuries of dictatorship ended in 1979 and since then there have been encouraging progress.

Challenges
1)  Poverty is a deep-seated issue
2)  Need for Christian media
3)    Natural disaster

Ministering Opportunities
1)    Orphanage visits
2)    Construction work/projects
3)   VBS

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Voltage: Electrical voltage in Nicaragua is 120v.

Visa Requirement: Individuals are responsible for obtaining their own passport and visas. You can contact your travel agent for visa and flight information.

Cost

The cost of the trip is $699 and this includes lodging, meals, ground transportation.