Why Rice & Beans?

  • Both rice and beans are widely available, easy to transport, deliver and store. They are nonperishable and provide a high percentage of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber. Additionally, they are relatively inexpensive to purchase in US currency; just $35 can buy 100 pounds of rice or beans.

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About Rice & Beans Foundation

  • Rice & Beans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity founded in 2007 while on a medical mission in Nicaragua. 100% of the donations go toward purchasing and distributing rice and beans. All donations are tax deductible. More >

Why Nicaragua?

  • Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the Western Hemisphere*. 28% of all Nicaraguans are suffering from undernourishment, the highest percentage in Central America**. 79.9% of the population lives on less than $2 a day with over 50% underemployed or unemployed***.

* CIA World Fact Book rank order published 2007.
** Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006”.
** United Nations Development Programme, “Human Development Report 2007/2008 - Nicaragua”.

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