NSC representative in Nicaragua, Liz Light, explains how .Virginia Castaño Díaz spent seven years living on “La Chureca”, Nicaragua’s biggest rubbish dump where, along with 900 families, she used to eke out a living by recycling the city’s waste materials.
“Our 12-month programme gives women in disadvantaged communities the opportunity to be educated, employed, and empowered.
We know that through access to income and skills development women can break poverty cycles – not only for themselves, but for their families and communities,” says Paltzer.
Survivalists - and strangers - butt heads in new and more dangerous locations, including Cambodia, the Bermuda Triangle, Argentina's Yungas Cloud Forest, Nicaragua and more.
These unlikely pairs and polar opposites will battle broiling temperatures and hypothermia, razor-sharp terrain, man-eating sharks and more without water, tools or clothes for 21 days.
We start with a piece of jewellery that you can trace back to how it empowers women, whereas an NGO might begin with the message of empowering women and go on to say and we recycle to make jewellery.
So it’s kind of vice versa.” With Chureca Chic, EEP has found a unique way of empowering women in Nicaragua and raising awareness in the UK.
This documentary is about the people that live in the ruins of an earthquake destroyed movie house from the 1950s located in the center of Managua.
The documentary The Island of the Lost Children (2001), original title in Spanish La Isla de los Niños Perdidos, filmed in jail and winner of the Society of Authors Award at the International Documentary Festival Cinéma du Réel in Paris in 2002.
As the Eurozone plunges into meltdown and the governor of the Bank of England predicts the worst crisis in the UK since the depression, innovative ideas based on solidarity between countries are being successfully put into practice through the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA).
Trade is being turned into a tool to combat poverty rather than one for the enrichment of powerful countries at the expense of poorer ones.
Chureca Chic is the EEP’s line of fashion jewellery which is providing them with an opportunity to leave poverty behind.