I have dear friends in nicaragua.I have been going there doing community projects for over 14 years.Mostly I bring extra 70 pound suitcases of usable things-like art supplies, school materials,shoes,etc The people I know work with coffee co operativos and street kids.They are based around Granada- a gorgeous and interesting place to visit.Google it and you will be amazed. There is also Ometepe Island to visit from Rivas-a ferry boat takes you one town away from Granada. Or Leon area near Mombacho volcano. They grow great coffee in volcanic soil. You can email me off list or phone me.-i will email you my number Cheers susan oppenheim Toronto Javamama.