Two Countries – One World
Join us as we share our journey with you at SJR’s Worship Service On May 24, 2015. Details…
Join us for lunch following the service as we “Pay It Forward” for the next participants. Details…
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The information is intended to bring you information about Nicaragua and Canada. Although the two countries have much in common –economics, land use, geography—this calendar focuses on some of the social and economic differences. Fundraising events in congregations and at Presbytery provides and opportunity for everyone to know more about the participants and the host country of Nicaragua.
Basic information about Nicaragua:
Population of Nicaragua: 5,788,163.0
Rural population: 2,471,545.6
Rural poor: 1,678,179.5
1 in 10 Canadians lives in poverty.
Agriculture of Nicaragua:
coffee, bananas, sugarcane, cotton, rice, corn, tobacco, sesame, soya, beans; beef, veal, pork, poultry, dairy products; shrimp, lobsters.
Access to Clean Water:
Many First Nation Communities in Canada do not have safe drinking water.
Outside of Managua, bottled water is advised.