HURRICANES ETA AND IOTA DISASTER RELIEF

Within two weeks the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua was hit by two major hurricanes. The devastation of these back-to-back hurricanes left thousands homeless, hungry, sick, and with little hope. Nica Team and our partners are working to help families survive and begin to put their lives together in the name of Jesus.   

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PHASE ONE - RELIEF

Meeting basic needs to keep people safe and healthy providing food, water, shelter, and medicines.

COMMUNITY FEEDING CENTERS - each costs $850 per week.

In 8 sites across the region, churches, community centers, and shelters will provide basic rice and bean meals once a day for about 300 people in the community who have no food.  Trusted church and community leaders are providing the administration at each feeding center. 

FAMILY SURVIVAL KITS - each kit costs $25.

Each kit provides a family with the ability to purify water, maintain personal hygiene, and protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitos. Includes 5-gallon bucket with lid, 1 gallon of Clorox, dropper, tarp, mosquito net, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine hygiene supplies, toilet paper, and soap. 

FAMILY FOOD PACKET - each packet costs $30.

Each packet contains staple foods of rice, beans, oil, sugar, and salt, and will help provide nourishment for a family for a few weeks as they rebuild their lives.

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PHASE TWO - RECOVERY

Rebuilding houses to provide protection and shelter can begin when people are no longer worried about survival. Schools and churches provide for a healthy community. Physical health is dependant on clean water. 

FAMILY HOME RECONSTRUCTION - each costs $300.

For families the have completely lost their home, we will provide tools, nails, and roofing material for them to rebuild their homes. 

CHURCH, SCHOOLS, CLINICS RECONSTRUCTION - each project costs $3000.

For churches, schools, and clinics damaged in the storms we will provide tools, nails, and roofing material for the community to repair these essential facilities. 

WATER WELL CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION - each project costs $250.

Wells contaminated due to flooding and debris will be pumped out, cleaned, and disinfected.

REPLANTING OF FOOD CROPS - each family costs $50.

Crops washed away by the storms must be replanted by the first of the year.  We will be providing a machete and seeds.