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A Youth Perspective

The teenagers of the Bosawas lead a very simple lifestyle. While they do not have phones, TVs, video games, or any of the items that a North American teenager would deem valua... The teenagers of the Bosawas lead a very simple lifestyle. While they do not have phones, TVs, video...

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Awakening the Senses

And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a shallow contaminated well through her T-shirt and boiled it on her clay stove ... And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a sha...

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International Women's Day

#pledgeforparity Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the world are pledging to take a concrete step to move from talk to purposeful action to help women a... #pledgeforparity Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the world are pledging to ...

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Ties that Bind in the Bosawas

It was with great excitement and eagerness that I returned to the gorgeous rainforest region of Nicaragua alongside the traveling companions I visited the region with back in ... It was with great excitement and eagerness that I returned to the gorgeous rainforest region of Nica...

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Celebrating clean water can get a little messy!

En route to the community of Tololar, our Change for Children delegation yields to trucks piled high with freshly cut sugar cane as we share the narrow space between sugar can... En route to the community of Tololar, our Change for Children delegation yields to trucks piled high...

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The Eyewitness Account of it

I am nervous. I am not sure why. Or is it excitement disguised as nerves? Either way, I am sweating profusely. The dust we kick up as we walk the 100 yards down the dry, dirt ... I am nervous. I am not sure why. Or is it excitement disguised as nerves? Either way, I am sweating ...

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What a Smile Sounds Like

It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask our local translator the Mam word for Good Morning. There isn’t one,... It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask...

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Full Circle from the Field

Nothing quite as satisfying. There is possibly nothing quite as satisfying as seeing something come full circle. Witnessing an idea, a notion, or simply a spark turn into some... Nothing quite as satisfying. There is possibly nothing quite as satisfying as seeing something come ...

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No Cavity Club. Now Recruiting Members

And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles filled with a brown liquid with a troubling resemblance to Coca-Cola (or co... And despite arriving to infants on the backs of mothers, brothers and sisters boasting baby bottles ...

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Bosawas, Below the Surface

While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique perspective of Paragon brigade participants experiencing the reserve for the fir... While it was not the first journey down the Rio Coco for Change for Children staff, the unique persp...

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