A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at Duke partners with Salud Sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua to improve the health of adolescents and youth.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Duke
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at Duke is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We partner with Salud Sin Limites (Health Unlimited) in Siuna, Nicaragua to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities of Siuna.
Our Partner // Salud Sin Limites (Health Unlimited) in Siuna, Nicaragua
Salud Sin Limite Nicaragua ("Health Unlimited") is part of the International Health Unlimited network (now called "Health Poverty Action"). SSL works in the Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region (La RAAN) of Nicargua in the north-east of the country vwith indigenous communities that have been historically marginalized by the central government.
La RAAN has some of the highest rates of inadequate housing, poor water supply, overcrowding and low education levels in the country. In an attempt to improve the health and infrastructure of this region, Salud Sin Limite engages local youth in education around sexual health, leadership development, advocacy training and "radionovelas" -- weekly radio shows which discuss a diverse set of health and social issues the communities face.
Our Project // $10,000 to build a shelter for victims of domestic violence
Last year, we began a project to build a domestic violence shelter in Siuna. The shelter will provide a refuge for women who come into the city from the rural areas seeking legal support, as Nicaraguan law requires that the police defend such a shelter if it exists. However, Siuna does not yet have one, leaving women to choose between their abusive homes or the streets. Last year, we raised $13,000 for the shelter's construction and equipment; the land has been donated and Salud Sin Limites is hoping to start construction soon. We're looking to raise another $10,000 by the end of the year to make this project a reality by summer 2013.