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What we do

NSC works in solidarity with Nicaraguan organisations and social movements fighting for social and economic justice by promoting and seeking support for their activities.

How we do it

We organise speaker tours of the UK

We co-ordinate speaker tours of the UK by representatives of our Nicaraguan partner organisations. For example, Nicaraguan Fairtrade producer Norma Gadea Paiva visited England and Scotland from 27 February - 11 March, 2012 to speak to Fairtrade activists and women's organisations and to promote Fairtrade organic coffee grown by women farmers.

Fairtrade, organic coffee producers Norma Gadea Paiva from Nicaragua and Jennifer Wattaka from Uganda visiting Edinburgh during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. Credit: Equal Exchange Fairtrade, organic coffee producers Norma Gadea Paiva from Nicaragua and Jennifer Wattaka from Uganda visiting Edinburgh during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. Credit: Equal Exchange

I feel really proud that I could represent my cooperative at an international level and that I was given the opportunity to learn more about the coffee chain. I also really enjoyed being able to participate in International Women’s Day and share my experiences and meet women from all over the world.

Fairtrade producer Norma Gadea Paiva, who visited UK as a guest of NSC during Fairtrade Fortnight, March 2012

 

We organise events to raise funds and awareness about Nicaragua and the work of our partner organisations

We publish news, articles and briefings about Nicaragua and our partner organisations. Our magazine Nicaragua Now has news and features about Nicaragua and the region and solidarity activities in the UK.

We provide support in the UK and Nicaragua for Wales NSC and 13 towns and communities in UK with twinning links in Nicaragua including Bristol - Puerto Morazan, Leicester - Masaya, Norwich/Norfolk - El Viejo, Oxford - Leon, Reading - San Francisco Libre, Sheffield - Esteli, Swindon - Ocotal, Islington (London) - Barrio Edgard Munguia, Santa Rosa (Tavistock) - Santa Rosa School (Managua).

We collaborate with other UK based solidarity organisations and NGOs working in Latin America by organising joint events and publications http://www.latinamericaconference.org.uk/