ProNica’s Mission

Building cross-cultural sustainable relationships between the peoples of Nicaragua and North America based on Quaker values.

ProNica’s Vision

Solidarity that empowers and educates Nicaraguans and North Americans.

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How many years ProNica has served in Nicaragua

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Nicaraguans living on less than $2 a day

3rd poorest nation in Western Hemisphere

Poorest Countries in Central America

Country ……. GDP per capita

  • Panama – $15,900 100%
  • Costa Rica – $12,800 81%
  • Belize – $8,900 56%
  • El Salvador – $7,600 48%
  • Guatemala – $5,300 33%
  • Honduras – $4,700 30%
  • Nicaragua – $4,500 28%

ProNica’s Grassroots Partners

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Conservation paying off for Leatherback turtles

Eighteen Leatherback turtle nests are being protected on the Veracruz de Acayo beach on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Most years only two to three Leatherbacks come back and lay their eggs between September and February on that beach. Each Leatherback nest holds an average of 60 eggs. Leatherbacks are the world’s largest sea turtles and can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and grow to two meters in length. Their natural life span is 130-150 years but they are among the most endangered species of sea turtle because they easily become entangled in fishing nets. Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has been working for 12 years to protect Leatherback turtle nests at Veracruz de Acayo, part of the Chacocente nature reserve in the department of Carazo, and Salamina beach in Villa El Carmen in the department of Managua. Leatherbacks lay their eggs in solitary nests which are more vulnerable to poachers than other endangered sea turtles. FFI, in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), have created a nursery to which only scientists have access as an influx of tourists would further affect the nesting grounds. (La Prensa, Feb. 17)
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