Communities Unify to Make Nicaragua Safer

Lee walks confidently but leisurely through the same streets he has traversed for 49 years. He’s lived in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, his entire life and proudly points out each of the neighborhood’s new additions. Streetlights mounted in the trees, humble concrete bridges that go unnoticed if you aren’t looking for them, speed bumps bringing cars [...]

Brewing Success with Coffee Farmers in Nicaragua

By Amy Hansen Members of the El Polo and El Gorrión farming cooperatives in Nicaragua had a challenge. They were losing up to 40 percent of their crops due to the impact of “La Roya,” or Coffee Rust Disease, and losing the ability to support their families and communities. But El Polo and El Gorrión [...]

Continued Success! The Women Empowered Initiative Is Expanding – Improving the Lives of Thousands of New Members and Beneficiaries

2013 was a banner year for Women Empowered (WE), which is a PCI global initiative designed and developed to promote the social and economic advancement of women. The WE Initiative is unique among programs for women’s economic empowerment in that it is holistic, integrating social development activities into its core objectives. The WE program model, [...]

By | 2017-12-06T14:36:36+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Empowering Women, Hardship|


Grants awarded for expansion of the McGovern-Dole Global Food for Education programs to boost school attendance and fight hunger San Diego, CA (October 15, 2013) – As we commemorate World Food Day, PCI announces the expansion of its McGovern-Dole Global Food for Education  programs in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Tanzania, thanks to three substantial grants from [...]

By | 2017-01-08T14:09:19+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Media Releases|