Nagarote Reforestation and Community Development Project - SosteNica
SosteNica and CEPRODEL work together to provide microcredit and technical assistance to help communities in Nicaragua improve the environmental on their land while also improving the economic opportunities for those communities.
Goals & Approach
SosteNica aims to help farmers improve the soil and water conditions on their land as well as increase the diversity of species on their farms and and around their households. The organization began a reforestation program to provide technical support to farms; they also offer loans to plant fruit and timber trees on farm land and participants workshops on nursery establishment.
So far, 35 farmers have participated with 125 acres of land. The trees have been planted as living fences, on silvopastoral systems, and in home-gardens. Future plans include expanding these types of projects that mix microcredit with environmental sustainability.
Rachel Lindsay. 2009. "SOSTENICA Promotes Agro-Ecology with Micro-Finance" Accessed: June 2020
- Ceprodel - El Centro de Promoción del Desarrollo Local