FSD Program Site: Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua          Organization Location: Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua

A foundation of Christian inspiration that works to promote the human development of the community and reinforce the capacities of the community.

Organization Overview

Centro de Educacion y Capacitacion Integral Hermana Maura Clarke (CECIM) strives to promote community participation in starting up its own development. It is a true believer in asset-based community development. They are a team that possesses a lot of experience in educational work, and is committed to bringing quality education to all individuals that seek it. CECIM touches the lives of 10,000 clients each year.


Programs include the development of vocational and labor skills of its clients through social formative education. This program is also known as Los Quinchos; a space in which kids, adolescentes and young adults can develop skills that will help them in the future. Developing their abilities, they learn work techniques in the áreas of painting, dance, theater and more. CECIM offers micro loans through their program called The Revolving Fund, helping clientes to learn business management and providing the funds for individuals to start their own business.