Jan 16, 2018

Seed Banks in Rural Nicaragua

Seed distribution for women farmers.
Seed distribution for women farmers.

Rose Cunningham, the leader of our partner organization in Nicaragua, lives on the remote, north coast, where Indigenous families suffer extreme poverty and hunger. What’s more, intensifying storms caused by climate change regularly destroy the harvests they depend on for survival.

To combat this, Rose installed seed banks to protect seeds from storms and mobilized local women farmers. In these photos, you’ll see some of those women farmers that you support. Thanks to you, we can give them the seeds they need to raise a successful harvest. What’s more, with the help of Rose’s seed bank, women farmers are now cultivating and saving seeds from one harvest to the next and growing the food their families need to survive.

Thank you for supporting women farmers in the fight to combat climate change!

Women farmers receive seeds for planting season.
Women farmers receive seeds for planting season.
Jan 16, 2018

Art Therapy Workshops in Colombia

Thanks to your support, Taller de Vida’s art therapy and counseling based workshops in Colombia with young girls at local schools are going strong.

By working closely with other local organizations, Taller de Vida has expanded their reach to even more girls who benefit from art therapy workshops.  

Check out theses photos from recent workshops made possible by your support!

In the photo above, through Taller de Vida’s workshops, girls build community and learn to lean on each other for support. Many are survivors of Colombia’s war, and these bonds of trust help them to heal and rebuild their lives.

In the following photos, young men join Taller de Vida’s workshops and learn about rights, gender equality and working together to build safe and healthy communities.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Cardona

Dec 22, 2017

Radio Training in Nicaragua!

Isabel, a volunteer, at the radio station.
Isabel, a volunteer, at the radio station.

MADRE facilitated a two week training lead by a community radio expert from Oaxaca, Mexico. Many local women and youth who are interested in communications and radio programming participated, including women from our partner organization, Wangki Tangni. Local women also volunteer at the radio station to help with the trainings and workshops, including Isabel.

Isabel is a promotora (a women’s human rights defender) working with Wangki Tangni. Her mother has been a long time community Promotora as well. Isabel volunteers her time at the radio station to support the trainings, helping more women learn about their rights. "Well, for me it means a lot because I feel that I am supporting women, and I am very happy to be doing this work, because since I was 20 years old I have been working with these type of programs on how to support women, and I feel good and I know that I am supporting a woman when she is having a problem" - Isabel

The training focused on improving their skills for the radio programming. The women learned about delivering engaging radio broadcasts that include feminist and Indigenous perspectives and how to improve the quality and diversity of their radio programming content, thanks to supporters like you. They learned how to conduct interviews using the radio equipment.

During the two week training we also conducted a workshop with youth to help them identify what their priorities for radio messages are and what the most important messages are that they are trying to spread to their communities throughout the region.

 
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