The Peace and Hope Trust

Serving in Nicaragua


'Sympathy is no substitute for action'

In 1990 after 10 years of civil strife the Peace and Hope Trust was invited by President Violeta Chamorro, President of Nicaragua, to support the programme of reconstruction and reconciliation. The Trust has been working in Nicaragua ever since through a range of initiatives designed to improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet...

  • The Trust has a support programme for the families who live in the Bluefields rubbish tip and rock breaking communities.
  • Working parties of volunteers from the UK and around the world spend many weeks each year in deprived communities in Nicaragua building community projects, clinics, schools, hurricane shelters etc.
  • Providing solar and wind energy innovations, supplying energy to those who will never be connected to mains electricity.
  • For promising young people, the Trust provides vocational training and educational scholarships.
  • For villagers denied access to an income, rice mills and bakeries have been provided as an alternative means of support.
  • Support for model farming to encourage self-sufficiency, including an Eco Training Facility.
  • Development Aid; the Trust is pleased to receive surplus medical, school and vocational equipment and supplies, clothes and household equipment at our warehouse near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. These are then shipped by container to Nicaragua for distribution to hospitals, schools and those in need.


We warmly invite your interest and your participation as we accept further challenges to reach those most in need.