Stories

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Reducing Migration through Investment in Education

Migration from Central America to the United States is a complex issue. With root causes steeped in history, corruption of public authorities, trade agreements that favour mul... Migration from Central America to the United States is a complex issue. With root causes steeped in ...

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Priceless: The Value of Water

Water’s value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment can simply not be measured. Which makes safegu... Water’s value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrit...

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Innovation Transforms Water Management

Recently, I was fascinated to learn that Youtube’ing — an activity that many of us (admit it or not!) spend plenty of time doing — is also one of the activities that see... Recently, I was fascinated to learn that Youtube’ing — an activity that many of us (admit it o...

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The Role of Women is Critical

The role of women is critical in shaping an equal future. #InternationalWomensDay Women bring irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies, and laws when their experienc... The role of women is critical in shaping an equal future. #InternationalWomensDay Women bring irrepl...

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Safeguarding Language: Preserving Cultural Diversity

It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic abominations of Miskito words in my pocket notebook. I offer up my mispronou... It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic a...

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New Initiative for a New Year

One of the initiatives that will be expanded in 2021 as a result of your support and the support of 60milliongirls is our Education Project in the Bosawas, Nicaragua. Educatio... One of the initiatives that will be expanded in 2021 as a result of your support and the support of ...

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Sindia Speaks from Experience

When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair to say that she herself speaks from experience. When she equips teachers w... When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair...

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Community Collaborates to achieve Water Rights

Francisca Romero knew her community’s water well was on the verge of collapse. Everybody in Los Ébanos, a 42-family community in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, was very aware of the ... Francisca Romero knew her community’s water well was on the verge of collapse. Everybody in Los Éban...

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Solar Power Brings Light and Learning to Off-Grid Communities

For what the BOSAWAS biosphere forest reserve in northwest Nicaragua may lack in accessibility and connectivity, it makes up for in sunshine – the source of photosynthesis, Vi... For what the BOSAWAS biosphere forest reserve in northwest Nicaragua may lack in accessibility and c...

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Back-to-Back Storms Batter the BOSAWAS

Incredibly, the indigenous peoples of BOSAWAS, currently struggling to recover from recent catastrophe, have suffered the effects of YET ANOTHER Hurricane – this time, one tha... Incredibly, the indigenous peoples of BOSAWAS, currently struggling to recover from recent catastrop...

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