SosteNica empowers the people of Nicaragua to achieve financial security and healthy lives within vibrant, sustainable communities. SosteNica accomplishes this mission through (i) micro-credit, (ii) delivery of education programs focused on sustainable agriculture, forestry, and ecosystem restoration, (iii) formation of markets for locally and sustainably produced goods, (iv) creation of sustainable housing solutions, and (v) incubation of small and medium enterprises.
Providing microcredit—the lending of small amounts of money at low interest to people in the developing world—to the world’s poor had its humble beginnings in 1976 when Muhammed Yunus loaned $27 to a group of 42 villagers in Bangladesh. Since that time, microcredit has proven to be one of the most effective strategies for improving the lives of poor people….read more
SosteNica has developed a group of programs that promote farm planning and production, diversification of economic activities, food security, microcredit and a gender development component, bringing integrated solutions to local problems. These programs address many social and economic problems indigenous to the area…read more
SosteNica has set out to demonstrate that green design does not have to be more expensive! Our first model building has been constructed in the town of Nagarote by local and international building experts. It includes earth blocks, a composting toilet, a fuel efficient wood stove, rainwater caption, edible landscaping and grey water treatment system…read more