Nicaragua

Nicaragua's President honors ADRA

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Silver Spring, MD - The President of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolanos, signed a Presidential Agreement on February 18, 2003, that granted the status of International Mission of Cooperation to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Nicaragua. According to ADRA Nicaragua, this honor is given to international organizations whose scope of work in Nicaragua is significant in the area of development.
"This is an important recognition that the Government of Nicaragua gives only to organizations that develop programs for more than $1 million dollars in benefit of the people of the country. It is also important because ADRA will be taken into account for events and training sessions in the development field" said Plinio Vergara, country director for ADRA Nicaragua.

ADRA Nicaragua has been working in the country for 13 years and is currently implementing two five year development projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Development Activities Program (DAP) is an integral program valued at $14.7 million and benefiting 300 communities in Nueva Segovia and Madriz. The Child Survival Project XVII is benefiting 66,044 mothers and children in Madriz.

Providing individual and community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age or ethnicity, ADRA is present in more than 125 countries.

Additional information about ADRA can be found on its website at www.adra.org.

Media Contact:

Todd Reese
ADRA International
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301.680.6355
Fax: 301.680.6340
E-mail: todreese@Compuserve.com