I want to help Opportunity’s staff and clients in Nicaragua during this time of unrest and violence with my gift of:

In cases where donations exceed what is needed for a specific initiative, we promise to honor your generosity by using
your gift where it will have the most impact on building sustainable livelihoods for those living in poverty.

About the Current Situation in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is currently undergoing its biggest uprising since the civil war ended in 1990. Protests began on April 18, following proposed changes to taxes and pensions, and the reaction to these protests escalated rapidly into violence. As a result, the country has experienced violent attacks, looting, and larceny, particularly at night. In addition, many people are experiencing food shortages, gas and diesel are largely unavailable, and hundreds of road blocks make it difficult to move from one area to another.

Over the past eight weeks, protests and violence have escalated, and now the country is facing a major crisis that continues to evolve daily. As of Friday, June 8, 137 have died, 2,000 have been injured, and many are missing.

Our two Nicaraguan partners—ASODENIC and NICACED—have been forced to close or suspend many of their operations in order to keep our staff and clients safe. You can learn more about the current status of our partners, staff, and clients here.

Your financial support will help us maintain our staff through this season of uncertainty and mitigate the financial risks facing our clients. We will continue to work with our Nicaraguan partners to determine the areas of greatest need as the situation develops moving forward.