El Tránsito is small fishing village located on the Pacific Coast about one hour from Managua. It has a population of about 1800 people. More than 60% of the population lives on less than $3 per day. The average house is very basic, with no running water, no septic or sewage systems, and inconsistent electricity service.
Education performance is below the national average, and employment opportunities are few.
The people who live there are happy and content in their circumstances. This community is innocent, safe, and wholesome. The beach has fantastic surf. The sunsets are unforgettable. The streets and beaches are now clean and safe.
Serious crime does not exist there. Overall, people are motivated and excited about education and work opportunities.
We have over 700 residents who have worked with NICA to improve their circumstances. Nicaragua has a very young population, with 50% being under eighteen years old. Our participation is remarkable at 40% of the community. El Transito is engaged in facilitating change. Together, NICA and the residents have made tremendous strides over the past sixteen years toward improving the quality of life.