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June 26, 2015

Global Activism: La Isla Foundation

Jason Glaser of La Isla Foundation was recently interviewed on WBEZ’s Worldview about his work surrounding the epidemic of kidney disease among sugarcane workers in Nicaragua. “La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 after independent filmmaker Jason Glaser met Juan Salgado, a community organizer from Candelaria, Nicaragua. Jason was...

April 25, 2013

Solo La Caña

The Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) epidemic is effecting nearly 70% of some communities of sugar cane workers in Nicaragua.  The resulting fatalities of CKDu have left many families without a father and many women without husbands. As a result the community of La Isla has been...