About the Organization: CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua) is Christian organization in Nicaragua that addresses the problems of hunger, empowers community leaders to be leaders for human rights and community development, and promotes education.
DPC Engagement: Through the Bridging the Generations Capital Campaign, DPC funded a "patio project," which supported Nicaraguan women in creating small backyard gardens and farms around their homes to provide their families with quality food and a source of income. Each woman in the project received a package of seeds, plants, animals, and equipment worth $450. The project participants are asked to "pay back" the value of the animals by passing along some of the offspring of the animals to others. Each woman on the project is trained and educated on how to manage and develop his or her own patio project. DPC currently supports CEPAD's food security and environment program.