ICCM Nicaragua started in 2006. ICCM sponsors children in two Free Methodist schools that are bringing Jesus’ light to very difficult neighborhoods in Managua. The crime-filled, poverty-laden communities of René Polanco and Francisco Salazar need just what ICCM sponsorship provides: care for the physical, spiritual, educational, and social well-being of children. Without a sponsor, these children would not be able to receive quality education.

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Against All Odds!

I’ll never forget meeting Jenny Orozco. With a twinkle in her eye, a happy smile, and a contagious laugh, she made even a visitor feel welcome and immediately at home. As we wove through Managua, Nicaragua, rush-hour traffic heading toward a section of town called 

facts about nicaragua

Languages: Spanish (official) 95.3%, Miskito 2.2%, Mestizo of the Caribbean coast 2%, other 0.5% note: English and indigenous languages found on the Caribbean coast (2005 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 51.6%, Evangelical 33.9%, other 1.5%, unspecified 12.9%, none 0.2% (2016 est.)

Population: 6,025,951 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 25.7 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 82.8% Male: 82.4% Female: 83.2% (2015 est.)

Percentage below poverty level 29.6% (2015 est.)