Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change July 2017 Copy

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE JULY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Honduras: Traditional ‘slash and burn’ agriculture is practiced throughout the tropics and accounts for millions of tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere every year, significantly contributing to global warming. ‘Slash and burn is estimated to release twice as much carbon into the atmosphere each year […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change July 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE JULY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Honduras: Traditional ‘slash and burn’ agriculture is practiced throughout the tropics and accounts for millions of tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere every year, significantly contributing to global warming. ‘Slash and burn is estimated to release twice as much carbon into the atmosphere each year […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change June 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – STORIES FOR CHANGE JUNE 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA   Despite the difficult context existing across Central America, Christian Aid country staff are working closely with partners to build appropriate opportunities. For example, in Guatemala, partner Colectivo Madre Selva, is supporting an initiative to build small hydroelectric plants to help excluded indigenous communities […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change May 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – STORIES FOR CHANGE MAY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Image: Families in San Carlotta, supported by UNES, petitioning local councils for strengthening of their eroded river banks Christian Aid’s Central America programme covers Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. They work with around 22 partner organisations, from community-based groups to larger organisations operating across […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change April 2017

CENTRAL AMERICA: NICARAGUA Nicaragua has experienced ongoing corruption at the highest levels, including during its last elections held in November 2016. President Daniel Ortega won a third term in office, alongside his running mate, Rosario Murillo, who also happened to be his wife. The election went unchallenged in terms of there being no organised political […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change March 2017

CENTRAL AMERICA Increasing numbers of women and girls are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid mounting evidence that criminal gangs are systematically targeting adolescent girls as sexual slaves. Elena Cruz, 15, from San Salvador sat silently next to her mother Barbara, 39, clutching a folder of documents to show Comar, (Mexico’s refugee agency). She […]

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COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – CENTRAL AMERICA – NICARAGUA – newsletter – September 2016

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – newsletter CENTRAL AMERICA – NICARAGUA Fairtrade, climate change, and empowering women Last summer, Fatima Ismael, general manager of the Union of Cooperatives SOPPEXCCA visited England and Wales. Fatima spoke at meetings in London and Sheffield; visited Fairtrade activists, a school, a Fairtrade shop, the Welsh cooperative centre in Cardiff and met […]

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