As the Celebration of Women Moves On, Let's Leave No One Behind

March 30, 2015 5:04 PM

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It's an hour-long drive from the chaotic capital city of Managua to the smaller, but no less frenetic town of Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Outside of the city, open fields line each side of the small highway, and volcanoes loom large in the distance. It's easy to romanticize the landscape, but poverty is everywhere, and the country has the dubious distinction of being the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere behind Haiti.

Despite these circumstances, Nicaragua's people -- and particularly its women -- are strong, courageous, hardworking survivors.

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