ADIC is located in the mountainous city of Matagalpa, known as the coffe growing capital of Nicaragua just 2 hours north of the capital, Managua. The city has more than 100,000 inhabitants and the Department of Matagalpa is the country’s second largest with a population of approximately 480,000.
ADIC has projects in the city of Matagalpa as well as in the surrounding rural communities within the Department of Matagalpa. Life is far from easy in the communities where ADIC works. People have very little financial resources, earning what they can as farm workers, coffee pickers, and laborers in coffee processing plants. Their communities lack important infrastructure, such as running water, sanitation, and even electricity in some cases. The roads are unpaved and in terrible condition, and in many places there are no roads at all, just footpaths. Deforestation, soil erosion, and water pollution, which are often at a crisis level in Nicaragua, have certainly impacted these communities.
- Guadalupe Abajo y Arriba (latrines, water-collecting wells, family gardens, and community organizing)
- Tejerina (latrines, community organizing, scholarships)
- Villa Kokomo (community boards, water committee, small business for women)
- Pancasan (community organizing)
- San Nicolas (scholarships, environmental capacity-building)
ADIC is currently conducting civil rights policy advocacy and capacity-building projects in the following neighborhoods and communities:
- Walter Mendoza
- Dos de Marzo
- Edmundo Castellon
- El Tule
- Sor Maria Romero
- Sandino Norte
- Juan Pablo II
- El Porvenir
- El Nuevo Amanecer
- Yaule Abajo
- ADIC Venancia
- Guadalupe Abajo y Arriba
For a list of all the projects that ADIC has implemented, see our currículum.