When things were “normal” Managua’s sprawling Eastern Market is teeming with colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, vendors selling hand-made souvenirs as thousands of local Nicaraguans move stall to stall buying daily needs. People are still doing that, but in the pandemic, some things have changed But one thing has not: you will still see children, some as young as five or six. They may be pushing a cart of wares, but not because it is fun. The baby strapped to a child’s back is not just an expression of love for a newborn, but a job to help a parent make ends meet.
Join us on September 12th at 7:30pm for a Zoom conversation with Inhijambia Program for Street Kids’ Carlos Ernesto Molina. Live from Managua, Carlos Ernesto will share stories on hard-fought battles to protect children from exploitation, abuse and COVID-19. But more importantly, the positive stories of transformation of former street children living new lives in beautiful ways.
Carlos Ernesto is now directing many of Inhijambia’s education, advocacy and health programs with Managua’s street kids. He knows a thing or two having grown up with his mother Mirna who founded Inhijambia around two decades ago. Like Mirna, his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm is catchy. No wonder PeaceWorks has worked by Inhijambia’s side since nearly its founding.
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