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Managua, Nicaragua

Population  Population: 131,316

Land Area  Land Area: 267.2 km²

Languages  Languages: Spanish

Currency   Currency: Nicaraguan Córdoba

About This Location

Map LocationManagua is the largest urban center in the small Central American nation of Nicaragua. Located on the shores of the spectacular volcano-ringed Lake Managua and near the Pacific coast, the area has been swept up in political turmoil in recent years.

Why We work in nicaragua

Why You Should ComeNicaragua is the second most impoverished nation in the Americas, with 42.5% living below the national poverty line. Ciudad de Sandino, a particularly impoverished area of Managua, was created as a refuge for flood victims in the 1970s and has continued to take in the refugees of the subsequent civil war, earthquakes, and hurricanes that have besieged Nicaragua.

In the following decades, the serious problems in the area were never adequately addressed, and many residents are still living a life without infrastructure, stable employment, and access to basic services.

How You Can Help

Due to the political turmoil and instability in the area, we are currently not running Service Learning Trips to Managua, Nicaragua. But that only means there is a greater need for your support through donations to continue our patient follow-up work and community development initiatives.

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Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Tiffany Fung
McGill University

I enjoyed meeting new people at project and clinics. I would because it opens your views to poverty and makes you realize there needs to be done to help.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make Yes! It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make Yes! It was such an amazing experience.