Nicaragua updates on #COVID19

For the past week Nicaragua has been experimenting a significant growth in COVID-19 cases and deaths that the government has publicly denied.

The Ortega’s regime is also threatening healthcare workers who dare to wear gloves and masks, all because according to them “it scares patients and makes them panic”. Additionally, if any healthcare worker wants to quit, they will take away their license for good.

Several doctors have spoken up about the government’s negligence with the current pandemic AND have been fired consequently.

People have started donating to different clinics and hospitals, but it has been done secretly as the contributions may be taken away by the authorities.

A group of people were taken to jail just this week because the Sandinista Police says it’s “illegal to donate surgical masks”.

Due to recent events, we cannot say the exact place where donations are going, but we can show you what we’ve bought with all your help.

The first donations consist of 1,140 reusable masks that went all to healthcare workers (as shown below)

100 in Granada
550 in Tipitapa, Managua, Estelí
390 in Matagalpa
100 to a hospital in Managua

We are now working to distribute the kits and will keep you posted.


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We stand together against #COVID19

When we talk about Nicaragua we often talk about its totalitarian regime, of course we also mention its natural beauties and the warmth of its people. But this time, we are here to highlight their solidarity in the middle of harsh circumstances. To commemorate two years after the April 2018 civil uprising against their government, the Nica group came up with the idea of throwing up a virtual concert to raise donations for Nicaraguans battling the #COVID19 crisis in high-risk situations.

Together we created resources that will impact the daily circumstances of many Nicaraguans under vulnerability. We want to congratulate us but most importantly we must congratulate you, yes, you! We did this together. With your help, your time, your donations, and your solidarity we will be able to put together a large amount of #CoronaCareKit that will be sent to Orphanages, nursing homes, and community clinics in Nicaragua. We are also sending half of the kits to Nicaraguan people in exile, seeking asylum in Costa Rica, Panama, and The Netherlands.

Your collaboration confirms that in the midst of a crisis we are not alone. The elderly, the orphans, the refugees that left the country because of political persecution are not alone. We are in this together, we can count on each other. More specifically your help is going to be used on #CoronaCareKit that are equipped with: 

  • Face masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Dry goods such as rice and beans.
  • Analgesic and fever reducer medicines.

The total amount of kits will be distributed as follows:

  • 50% to Orphanages, nursing homes and community clinics in Nicaragua.
  • 25% asylum seekers and refugees in Costa Rica.
  • 15% asylum seekers and refugees in Panama.
  • 10% asylum seekers and refugees in The Netherlands.

You’ve done an amazing job, together we’ve managed to raise € 1,287.68 euros from donors in France, United States, Nicaragua, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Belgium, Sweeden, Panama, Spain, and of course The Netherlands. Please spread the word as we are still open for donations. Together we are making a difference!

To read more about who we are and about our #CoronaCareKit please visit our profile page. And please feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions or if you want to volunteer for our cause, we would love to have you on board.

Hasta pronto!



Corona care kit and conscientization campaign: Help for refugees

In this current period of a global pandemic the already harsh situation of the Nicaraguan people, who have been fighting against an authoritarian regime for more than two years, has gotten more challenging due to a complete lack of support from the government who have the responsibility to cope with this situation. 

The challenges faced by the Nicaraguan asylum seekers in The Netherlands are only further exacerbated by the very limited resources they have at their disposal. We want to provide material assistance in the form of supplementary and medical equipment for them, to be prepared. They currently have little or don’t have any of this material at all. We are aware of the huge demand for these materials and we take into consideration that there are others who also need them. Therefore, we want to give the Nicaraguan asylum seekers in The Netherlands only the equipment that they need.

For that reason, we have different kits with different materials and prices. This is planned to be delivered as quickly as possible since we are all aware of the efforts to reduce the impact that the virus can have, on our society.

  • The Netherlands

We have a first amount of 15 packages that would help 40 people, divided in: 

  • 7 families
  • 5 couples
  • 3 individuals

The following is a specific and detailed explanation of costs for a mixed group of 40 people:

  • 310 masks 
  • 13 thermometers
  • 21 packs of vitamins
  • 10L of disinfectant liquid
  • 15 boxes Gloves
  • 27 bottles of liquid alcohol
  • 30 packs of disinfectant wipes   
  • 15 boxes of Paracetamol

KITS composition:

  • For families:

Complete kits:

1 thermometer Disinfectant liquid, 1L
30 medical masks bottles of liquid alcohol x3
1  Box of gloves Packs of disinfectant wipes, x3 
Box of vitamins x2 Paracetamol

  • For couples: 

Complete kits:

1 thermometer Disinfectant liquid, 1L
20 medical masks  Bottles of liquid alcohol x2
1 Box of gloves Packs of disinfectant wipes, x2 
Box of vitamins   Paracetamol

  • For single people:

Complete kits:

1 thermometer Disinfectant liquid, 1L
10 medical masks Bottle of liquid alcohol x1
Box of gloves Packs of disinfectant wipes,
Box of vitamins  Paracetamol

This project is first aimed at helping the Nicaraguan asylum seekers, but we would like to extend our reach even further if possible. Taking into consideration that there are approximately 120,000 asylum seekers currently in the Netherlands, if funds permit, we would like to be able to reach as many people as we can and help them be safe. 

  • Costa Rica

As one of the countries that have the biggest concentration of Nicaraguan exiles living at the moment. 

There are 92,200 Nicaraguan exiles living in Costa Rica who have been registered but there are at least +15000 other Nicaraguan exiles who also live in the country without any type of legal paper under dangerous and precarious surroundings.

The following is a specific and detailed explanation of costs for 100 kits:  

Basic food supplies100 units

Basic medical supplies100 units


Humanitarian aid: Help for Nicaragua

Due to the silence of the state and the lack of information, thousands of Nicaraguans were and are exposed to the COVID-19 virus. The dispersion and appearance of hundreds of possible cases alarm the population and triggers anguish in the situation that could be developed in the following weeks.

We are currently developing a campaign to help different vulnerable groups in Nicaragua, which are:

  • Nursing homes for the elderly 
  • Orphanages 
  • Oncology Centers 
  • Community health clinics

The idea is to provide medical materials, cleaning supplies and basic survival products to the organizations present within these groups, supporting them and extending a hand to provide professional medical help by volunteer doctors.

We work with organizations throughout Nicaragua in the main affected or high-risk areas.

These Humanitarian Aid Kits will contain:

Soluble serum and if possible intravenousJar of powdered milk with nutrients
MasksLiquid alcohol
Alcohol gelDisinfectant Wipes
ThermometersSurface Disinfectant Liquid 
Basic grainsCleaning supplies 
VitaminsNebulizers and masks

In order to help Nicaraguan Small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, we want to get all our material and supplies from them.
That’s why we are developing a list of collaborators and SMEs that are willing to work for the success of this campaign. 

Direct purchase to SMEs:

  1. Farmers: basic grains.
  2. Organization of Volunteers: masks.
  3. Local stores: Cleaning and alcohol supplies.
  4. Local Grocery stores: Basic household items.
  5. Medical equipment supplies.

Group of volunteers: (minimum specs)

  1. Doctor and Paramedic: Recognize and treat zones of infection. Give small checkups to users and workers.
  2. Nurse: Give recommendations to users and workers.

Media campaign: Let’s talk about COVID-19

In collaboration with different communication agencies and affiliated organizations of the Nicaraguan diaspora, we will be developing and distributing precautionary measures based on the specific situation that the Nicaraguan population is going through, through different media and activities.

The majority of the Nicaraguan population do not have sufficient resources to buy medical supplies, to stay home or inform themselves about the present pandemic that is sweeping our planet. We also have to take into account that thousands are being forced to continue providing physical assistance in their study centers, workplaces, and activities with a high agglomeration of people. 

It is for these reasons that our group is working hard to create information that can reach all parts of the country, in a way that can help the population to be informed and prepared to protect themselves within their daily activities.
At the same time, we want to raise awareness about what’s happening in Nicaragua to the world, and develop an open channel to discuss ways to help each other.

  • Media Kit
    Development of infographics that users can download from our website with formats that can be distributed and shared in social networks. Based on international health organizations, epidemiologists and other medical professionals.

  • Health awareness videos
    Creation of videos where we call the users to increase awareness of what’s happening in Nicaragua, what to do in case of a COVID-19 infection, how does it feel to have COVID-19, and others topics to help people understand about the real impact of the virus and stop the spreading of fake news.
  • Virtual events and activities 

Develop virtual events with open dialogue platforms between several people where they can interact talking about a specific topic while the spectators can also interact in the dialog through questions and answers in real-time.