Fundraising

Join our Fifth Pillar

By |2017-10-10T15:47:15-05:00July 1st, 2014|Fundraising|

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The Coffin And The Cradle

By |2017-10-10T15:47:16-05:00December 18th, 2013|Fundraising, Personal Story|

When I first met Doña Ismara Granados, all I had been told was that she had a story to tell. We sat outside Ismara's casita in northern Chichigalpa, chickens and taxis passing us in turns. She began by relating her husband’s death. The details are too gruesome to print here, but it should suffice to [...]

Meet the Lopez Family

By |2017-10-10T15:47:16-05:00November 19th, 2013|Fundraising|

Meet the Lopez brothers. Alvaro (left, age 29) and Jose-Luis (right, age 34) live in a community in the heart of the Nicaraguan sugar industry. Both work in the fields, cutting cane, applying pesticides, and seeding. Both have been diagnosed with the fatal disease CKDu. Jose-Luis and his wife Isabella have three children: Felicia, 9, [...]

Evaluating, Improving and Expanding CKDu Treatment: The Launch of our New Campaign

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00September 11th, 2013|Fundraising|

Greetings from León! { "projectids" : "14536", "ggtid" : "158781AE814A12F9EF2AE10F81100404" } Photographer Ed Kashi and I first met Jorge last January in his home in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.  Jorge was an esteemed member of his community: a little league coach, a liaison between his community and the mayor’s office, and a devoted husband and father.  Jorge [...]

The Rainy Season

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00August 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 [...]