The arrival of hurricane Iota, classified as a category 5 storm and the second in just over 2 weeks to hit Nicaragua has devastated the entire northern part of the country and has placed most of the population at great risk due to lack of clean water, food and shelter.
This area of the country suffers from poor economic conditions and significant weather events which have plagued the northeastern part of Nicaragua for years.
The Roots of Change is seeking disaster relief funding to help people in areas that have been hardest hit by these storms.
As with other disaster relief efforts in the past, donations will be used to purchase food, water and other essential items which will be distributed in the form of hampers to affected areas.
This initiative will be the first under the new ‘Foreign Agents’ law introduced this fall by the Nicaraguan Government to monitor all funding that is received from outside the country. It will be an opportunity for FUNDACCO to gain recognition in their country by providing much needed aid to their own people.
To learn more about the success of our disaster relief efforts see ACHUAPA – Disaster Relief
In a recent communication from FUNDACCO dated November 19, 2020, Luis Enrique writes:
“The hurricane that has caused the most damage in our country was the lota, according to media and government reports. There have been 9 deaths and several missing persons. The damage to houses in the departments of Jinotega, Estelí, Matagalpa and the northern and southern autonomous region (bilwi, bonanza …) is incalculable. Many families were left homeless, without clothes and without food.“
“The agricultural production of beans, corn, and bananas has been greatly affected. Many families are in shelters until it is safe to return to the places where their humble houses were built.“
“Thank God none of us have been harmed by the two hurricanes, however we ask if the Roots of Change could promote disaster relief funding to support families with food packages and other essential items.