VIDEO – Kiva loans to sick ex-sugarcane workers in Nicaragua

25 November 2012 at 21:24

by Luan Nio | KF18 Nicaragua | KF19 San Diego, USA

It’s November and the sugar cane cutting season has started in Nicaragua.

Even though I am back in my comfortable home in the US, I can’t stop thinking about the men all over Centroamerica who are now working the fields. They know they will develop Chronic Kidney Disease one day or another, often leading to dialysis, kidney transplantation and sometimes death. Yet the poverty level and scarce job opportunities in their region leave them with no other choice.

Read about it in a previous post I wrote About Nicaragua beer and rum – brought to you by Kiva clients.

Kiva now facilitates loans to these sick cane workers and the families they have left behind. You can lend to an ex-cane worker in Nicaragua here.

Entry filed under: blogsherpa, CEPRODEL, KF18 (Kiva Fellows 18th Class), KF18 (Kiva Fellows 18th Class), Nicaragua, Uncategorized, Updates from the Field, Vulnerable Group Focus. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

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