Our GROW team with the Women's Commission of Siuna, Nicaragua walking up to the soon to be renovated domestic violence shelter.
Our GROW team working away to remodel the 10-15 ft high fence around the shelter
Our GROW coordinator frustrated with a fence stubborn fence post
GROW team w/ Juan, our main contact with Salud Sin Límites
The old fence was a mess...
GROW Team with Shellda, a partner contact, taking a break from working on the shelter
The Vision of Salud Sin Limites, or Health Unlimited is to have a world in which the poorest and marginalized enjoy their right to health.
We spent some time with a school group in the community that was concerned about domestic violence
The students helped us a tiny bit with the fence construction
This is an interview with one of the 18 local organizations that are supporting our project
more fence construction
Juan, our main partner contact, giving us the scoop
taking a break with the students
Juan and Dan working on the fence
An interview we had with a local english teacher, of which we ended up working with as a side project to teach students
unloading materials for the fence
the student group painted a domestic violence mural in the community
another interview to better understand the organizations working to support the shelter
The community airport. Aka the community 'large road with gravel.'
We were watching soccer game when we pulled out the camera and took this fabulous photo
We visited an existing domestic violence shelter in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua to get advice, and support for our shelter in Siuna
One of our most interesting interviews was with Shira, a women who works in an existing domestic violence shelter located in a different community than ours
Health Poverty Action (aka Salud Sin Limites, or Health Unlimited) works with the shelter that we visited
Two girls that live in the shelter attended our interview. For security reasons, the shelter staff asked for their faces to be blurred.
Group photo with our GROW team, Juan (main contact), and the over arching director of Salud Sin Limites in Nicaragua, Ms. Thompson.
modeling with the fence supplies
supplies for women living day-to-day in the shelter
relief and celebration that the last bit of supplies had finally arrived!
The fence might be near completion, but the roof is still a problem.
the blue sign is the Salud Sin Limites office
We learned how to make metal pieces for the skeleton of the new fence
reels of barbed wire.
We kinda fell in love with the supplies for the fence
An intense meeting we had with the 18 organizations supporting the shelter and the government of Siuna
Financial meeting with SSL and the women's commission.