February 13, 2014

On average, Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar every year. Where does all this sugar come from?

Nicaragua exports 40% of their sugar to American consumers. Sugarcane workers spend long hours in the fields harvesting sugarcane for our consumption. Record numbers of these cane workers are dying every day from the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu), which is plaguing Nicaragua’s sugar fields.

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

This mysterious epidemic needs to be solved, and using the power of photography I want to make a difference. With the help of 100 backers who believe in this project, I am approaching 50%  of the funding goal for my IndieVoic.es campaign, “The Island of Widows.”

With only 20 days left to raise just under $10,000, this all or nothing campaign will only be effective if we come together as a community and take a stand. Please join me in being part of the solution by making a tax deductible donation today.


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