Semillas y Solidaridad 

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Launching this week! We are helping to empower folks in need of support during difficult times in Nicaragua. Vital Actions will be creating roughly 43 weekly, salaried work positions inside of conservation and social justice projects.

From our Instagram:

“Es duro. Para ir sin trabajo. No hay comida.” In English that’s, “It’s hard. To go without work. There’s no food.” This is what a Nicaraguan woman said to me yesterday.

The photo above is Elisa. She lives in Collado, Nicaragua. Elisa, her partner, and her daughter have been surviving on a $40 a month salary since the economic downturn in Nicaragua. We have made a temporary job position for her at Vivero Escameca. She will be guarding nests and releasing babies if they hatch during one of her day shifts.

We also empowered a man named Ervin who lives in Masaya, Nicaragua to clean a lakeside habitat near his home. 

The people of Nicaragua are beautiful, proud, and strong. They deserve resolution and peace soon.

Ervin and Elisa are the first people to be a part of our “Semillas and Solidaridad” program. 

We will use your donation dollars to create as many opportunities like these as possible. By the end of next week we plan to have temporary daily work positions for about 43 people per week.

*Update 8/6/2018: Town meetings were successful in two small towns the communities elected teams to get started on reforestation work, repairing the town road, and planting a community garden!