|Frequently Asked Questions
What does "beca" mean?
Beca is the Spanish word for scholarship.
Why is BECA based in Nicaragua?
Depending on who you ask, Nicaragua is either the second or third poorest country in the Americas.
Do you have any plans to expand to other countries?
No plans at the moment, but if things go well we would like to eventually expand to other Central American countries. Please contact us with your ideas.
What percentage of my donation goes to the student?
100% of your donation supports the BECA program in Nicaragua. BECA administrative and fundraising costs are borne by its Board of Directors, granting foundations and by general donations.
The sustainability of BECA depends upon the cultivation of mutually beneficial corporate partnerships and strategic alliances.
|How can I be assured that students will successfully complete their education?
You can't. BECA does its best to qualify the most committed candidates, but there is no guarantee they will finish their course of studies.
Can I visit?
Absolutely! All BECA supporters are welcome. Visits not only turn the Internet connection into a personal reality, but also foster the unique opportunity for cultural exchange. Our head office is in the city of Masaya, about half an hour south of Managua.
Is BECA a legitimate non-profit organization?
Yes. Donations are tax deductible in the United States (Tax ID: 26-282810) and in Canada (Tax ID: 83338 2609 RR0001).
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