El Transito sits on the Pacific Coast about an hour from Managua. This is where NICA researches and develops programs that are proven to make lasting change. Right now we have two major programs we run. We appreciate your support to continue facilitating lasting change in El Transito.

NICA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3, Tax ID #20-4637401.

Programs and Projects

COVID-19 Relief El Tránsito

Please, help us support the people of El Transito during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, they will need assistance with personal protection and food security.

COVID-19 Relief – Art García

Join Antigua Esteli Cigars & The Cigar Community to Support the people of Esteli during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Community Partnerships

NICA partners with local businesses throughout the year to fund small projects in El Transito.

caracola cafe

Caracola Cafe

This is a taco and smoothie cafe that NICA started with the help of some fabulous volunteers and generous donors. They are always in need of new equipment and repairs. All profits go back into NICA programs.

Community Center

There are always more circumstances and unanticipated hurdles that come up. Comunity development work is challenging, every little bit extra works miracles.

Somos el Cambio

For $100, you can sponsor one spot in our program each quarter. Basic needs are met through work opportunities.


For $250, you can sponsor a child for an entire school year to have access to math and reading programs that measure and test fluency online.