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Catch of the Day

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Turkey Vulture

Taken near Managua, Nicaragua


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Román

Roman


Portraits of Nicaragua — PeaceWorks January 2016

boys behind wall El PorvenirIn January 2016 I went to Nicaragua as part of a delegation of PeaceWorks, a non-profit organization that works with communities throughout Nicaragua. Visit the website at http://peaceworks.org/ We visited Cusmapa where PeaceWorks works with a women’s collective that makes crafts from pine needles and with various agricultural projects dedicated to organic and natural farming;  Palacagúina where we work with local farming communities, and where we climbed a mountain; Las Peñitas where we relaxed on the beach after a week in the mountains, and where we help fund a project that harvests eggs of sea turtles and returns them to the sea as they hatch; El Porvenir, a coffee growing cooperative on a remote mountain, (best coffee I’ve ever had) where we funded a medical clinic; Las Pipitas which works with developmentally disabled children; Inhijambia, which works with street children in Managua, the capital and Axayactl, a women’s empowerment group fighting violence against women and promoting women’s economic development and social justice.  Theses are some of the people we met along the way.

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Nicaraguan sunset

as the sun sinks slowly in the West ...


Mother and Son

Mother and disabled child

This was taken in Managua, Nicaragua in one of the poorest slums in one of the poorest cities in the hemisphere. I was deeply moved by the love and tenderness of the mother toward her son who is severely disabled.


My Nicaragua journey

Aponte Abuela and nieta

El Porvenir 4 boys

In January 2014 I went to Nicaragua as part of a delegation of PeaceWorks, a non-profit organization that works with communities throughout Nicaragua. We visited Cusmapa where PeaceWorks is helping to develop an ecotourism site, and works with a women’s collective that makes crafts from pine needles; Regádio where we helped a project that brings water from a spring outside the village directly to people’s houses; Palacagúina where we work with local farming communities, Las Peñitas where we help fund a project that harvests eggs of sea turtles and returns them to the sea as they hatch; El Porvenir, a coffee growing cooperative on a remote mountain, (best coffee I’ve ever had) where we funded a medical clinic, Inhijambia, which works with street children in Managua, the capital and Axayactl, a women’s empowerment group fighting violence against women and promoting women’s economic development including an innovative pig raising project. .

These are some of the people and things that I saw.

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