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Nicaragua: Mothers Wash Clothes In the River To support Their Children


Apolonia Montano (44) is a single mother who washes clothes in the river to support her five children. On the best days she makes 90 c√≥rdobas (barely US$3.50), but some days the amount of clothes decrease and so does her pay. “When I don’t earn enough I have to be creative to feed my children,” says Montano while she scrubs the clothes on a rock on the river side. “My two youngest sons go to school where they receive lunch,” she says, “this is a great help for me because I am sure that that they eat at school.”