“Inhijambia tries to help these children, not just with the visible wounds, but with the wounds in their souls and hearts. We perform the dangerous task of helping the children from the streets where many die in the midst of misery, pain and loneliness.”– Inhijambia program director Mirna Sanchez.
Nicaragua, the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere behind Haiti, has pictures unseen worth a thousand stories. On the flip side, it has stories unheard, worth thousands of pictures.
PeaceWorks, a New Jersey-based non-profit organization that aids the communities in developing nations throughout the Americas, has asked me to join them on their delegation visit to Nicaragua. My purpose is to capture these thousands of pictures and transform them into a documentary, creating awareness and further support for the poverty in this country and how it dictates the people’s lives.
There are street children living in squalor, neglected, abused, and addicted to sniffing glue. Communities are in need of agricultural support due to a history ripe with abused land from conventional farming methods. Forty-three families’ livelihoods depend on the success of their fair-trade, shade-grown coffee cooperative. PeaceWorks is doing everything in their power to help every aspect of the cultural infrastructure. And that’s where I come in.
In order to deliver the stories of PeaceWorks and the Nicaraguan communities, I am in need of financial support. The creation of this documentary is estimated to be around $25,000. Insurance, pre-production interviews, equipment, post-production editing, graphics, and audio mixing have all been factored in. Any contribution/donation will greatly help to make the documentary possible!