“You have to stop going to school because I love you,” Maria Gabriela tried to explain to her three daughters …
“Mama, we aren’t buying dolls, we aren’t buying anything… and I don’t have clothes.”
Like many Nicaraguans, Maria Eloisa and her husband struggled to make ends meet each week.
Rosa Maria took desperate measures to provide for her young children. Her heart is finally healing.
Leonor knows the power of her story and Mercado Fresco is giving her a way to keep on telling it.
Married at 14, a mother of six at 23 and separated at 27, Manuela did whatever she could to care for her family.
Growing up outside Managua, Antonio was raised by his mother and never knew his alcoholic father.
Our hope can erode when we feel helpless to change our situation. Raquel is seeing her future differently these days.
Rosa used to depend on her parents and her children for support. See how the tables have turned.