Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America, surpassed only by Haiti. Poverty is especially prevalent in rural areas of Nicaragua. Many healthy, hardworking men and women struggle to provide for the most basic needs of their families. Through the Nicaragua-Adopt-A-Family program, CAM provides food for those who, despite their best efforts, have difficulty providing for their families.
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