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Growing Pains

By |2013-09-06T09:30:18+00:00September 6th, 2013|Personal Story|

My whole life my mom always told me I would be a lawyer, and my whole life I struggled with the notion of actually becoming one. Despite my best efforts, last year I found myself in law school. After my first year, I think I was still shell-shocked at the idea of being an attorney. [...]

Peritoneal Dialysis Visit Reflection

By |2013-08-22T09:30:38+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Personal Story|

A few weeks ago, I went with the La Isla Public Health team to accompany two nurses on a home visit to a patient on peritoneal dialysis treatment. In Nicaragua, peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the only viable option for many patients with end-stage kidney failure from chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the quality and outcomes [...]

Why we Tell the Story

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17+00:00August 20th, 2013|Press Releases|

Summer 2010. Having spent a few months during college hitchhiking through the mountains of Nicaragua, taking in the breathtaking vistas from the back of a milk truck plucking along the rocky roads and listening to a man tell me stories of Contra battles that left the walls of his house still pocked with bullet holes, [...]

The Rainy Season

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17+00:00August 15th, 2013|Fundraising, Personal Story|

In Nicaragua, August marks the mid-point of el invierno - the rainy season - where almost daily, brief and tropical downpours break the humid air and soak the verdant landscape. More summer than winter, despite the name, by November the rain will give way to hotter, drier temperatures, just as sugarcane workers return to the [...]


By |2013-08-07T15:00:54+00:00August 7th, 2013|Press Releases|

The hope for the future of La Isla lies with the children of the community.  My time here in Nicaragua has been focused on this hope.   When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an astronaut.  Now at 21 years old, I have many dreams that I am working on achieving even [...]

Having an Impact: Volunteering for La Isla Foundation

By |2013-07-08T15:01:08+00:00July 8th, 2013|Press Releases|

I came to Nicaragua over five months ago in January with three goals: to improve my Spanish, to gain an understanding of the culture, and to volunteer. For the first part of my stay I lived with a wonderful and generous family in a small city, called Somoto, just south of the Honduran border and [...]

Partnerships and Moving Forward

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Press Releases|

Education alone may not be the solution to the CKDu epidemic in Guanacastal Sur, Nicaragua, but while the cause is still unknown, education is the best bet in keeping the next generation safe and healthy. That’s why, for the past 6 months, LIF has been revamping the Community Development Department’s education and skills building program. [...]