Panama

Joseph House (Abundant Rain) has been working in Panama since March 2003.

Country Details

  • Ethnic groups 70% Mestizo, 14% Zambo, 10% white, 6% Amerindian
  • Population: 3,661,868 (2013 census)
  • Currency: Balboa; US$
  • Calling Code: +507

Our Strategy

The Context

Despite the country's strong economic growth, poverty levels remain high in Panama. Among the indigenous population, poverty rates are even higher. Across the country, more than 80.5 percent of Panama's indigenous peoples live below the poverty line, and about 51.9 percent are extremely poor. Panama is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced prostitution. Overall, Panama has higher drug use statistics than most other Central American countries. And not just cocaine, but also cannabis and synthetics.

Our Work

Food Security for public schools in poverty stricken areas.

March 09,2015    FMSC         272,160 meals       42,322 lbs.      $59,875.00       Fundación Castillo del Rey

May  21, 2014     SHN            285,120 meals      43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

May  20, 2014     SHN            285,120 meals      43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

April 23, 2014     SHN             285,120 meals      43,800 lbs.      $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

April 2, 2014       FMSC          272,160 meals      42,322 lbs.       $59,875.20        Fundación Castillo del Rey

March 31, 2014   SHN            285,120 meals      43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

Jan  27, 2014     Gleanings     1,600 Buckets      42,000 lbs.       $78,000.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

Nov  18, 2013     FMSC          272,160 meals      42,322 lbs.       $59,875.20        Fundación Castillo del Rey

Nov  14, 2013     FMSC          272,160 meals      42,322 lbs.       $59,875.20        Fundación Castillo del Rey

Sept 25, 2013    SHN             285,120 meals       43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

Sept 23, 2013    SHN             285,120 meals       43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

July 30, 2013     SHN             285,120 meals       43,800 lbs.       $71,280.00        Fundación Castillo del Rey

July 25, 2013     FMSC          272,160 meals       42,322 lbs.       $59,875.20        Fundación Castillo del Rey


All stories and links about Panama

  • narconon.org