At the founding of WCCN was a mission to show solidarity with the working poor and the disenfranchised of Nicaragua. This birthplace of WCCN is known for its famous lakes and volcanoes. Recent political turmoil has hindered the growth of the economy, causing weak public institutions, corruption, and inequalities among the administration of justice in the court of law. This poses a challenge to businesses in Nicaragua and is part of the reason 30% of Nicaraguans live in poverty. Fewer than half of Nicaraguans live in rural areas and they face higher rates of poverty. When it comes to describing the labor force, 31% is employed in agriculture. Unfortunately, women are 33% less likely to have equal opportunities. We are proud to support those who are working to better their lives through entrepreneurship and those who are focused on decreasing gender inequality.