New CKDnT Poster Displayed at Medical Conference

2013-10-09T11:03:09-05:00October 9th, 2013|Press Releases|

Last week medical professionals from kidney foundations around the world gathered in Mexico to discuss their role in emerging countries. La Isla Foundation was represented at the conference in the form of this wonderful poster created by the La Isla Foundation's Public Health and Communications teams. See a more detailed version here.

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

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 [...]

Growing Pains

2013-09-06T09:30:18-05:00September 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. [...]

Why we Tell the Story

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

Partnerships and Moving Forward

2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00July 2nd, 2013|Press Releases|

Education alone may not be the solution to the CKDnT 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. [...]

This isn’t “normal” or inevitable: A community leader passes in Chichigalpa

2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00May 6th, 2013|Personal Story|

We walked around for two hours in the dust, in the staggering heat, amongst a throng of other people all walking the same creeping pace. “It feels like being in a zombie movie,” I remember thinking to myself. But everyone was there willingly, to pay their last respects to a treasured community leader, father, husband, [...]

Katja and the Kidneys

2013-03-23T08:30:40-05:00March 23rd, 2013|Personal Story|

I am studying for a Masters in International Health and needed more experience in the field, so I came to La Isla Foundation through random coincidence. I actually disliked the kidneys since my first year in med school and avoided to study in-depth their anatomy, physiology etc. What a mistake! It all came back to [...]