Surviving Unrest: Women in Action prepare Grain Cereal for their Children
Women in Action worked together to help each other through the political unrest that Nicaragua endured this spring and summer. As is always the case, it is the most vulnerable and those living in the margins who are most affected by these kinds of crisis. They have been coming together to prepare homemade grain cereal for their families and especially the children. Additionally, thanks to your generous donations, they have now been making soy food and soy milk twice a week at the Women in Action Center. The cereal and the soy food and milk, along with the basic food supplies which were purchased, has helped WIA, and their families through this difficult period.
While the country has now stabalized, the economy is still stagnant, In La Paz, farmers were able to plant and harvest their basic grain crops, and through your support, Compas also supported them with seeds for small, backyard vegetable gardens. Farmers are also harvesting their moringa trees leaves and seeds as part of our reforestation and food security program. While people in La Paz are also struggling with unemployment and the higher cost of basic goods, they do have the ability to supply most of their own food source.
Over the years, we have carried out several activities that have brought WIA and La Paz farmers together, including shared workshops and educational trips, as well as selling the farmer’s produce at the WIA store. In an effort to continue to support WIA and La Paz Farmers, we recently registered the small business "The Peace of Nature" through the government small and medium business program. This program will help us process, promote and sell the farmer's produce and products from WIA. It will also provide WIA with opportunies to sell products at local markets and fairs that the government organizes and promotes.