Trócaire was set up in 1973 as a charity to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of people living in the world’s poorest regions. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good. Trócaire works with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Middle East with a focus on food and resource rights, women's empowerment and humanitarian response.
Trócaire has been working in Nicaragua since the mid-1970s, and opened a country office in 2002. Trócaire Nicaragua currently implements programmes with a strong gender focus in the areas of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian protection, resource rights and resilient livelihoods, civil society strengthening, and prevention of violence for women’s empowerment.