Poverty in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Central America.

-76% of the population in Nicaragua tries to survive off of only $2 a day.

-A Nicaraguan politician may earn up to 17 times as much money as the average Nicaraguan worker.

Economics and health

-12% of the population is unemployed.

-Only 6.3% of the population has health insurance.

-Very little safe drinking water.

-Pesticide use on crops contributes to health issues.

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