Thursday, January 7, 2010
Just a few moments ago I was blessed with the experience of going into a community where the people were filled with joy and hope. Our time there was gain awareness of what as happening to the people and what they are trying to get done for the betterment and quality of their life.
In the community there are 600 men women and children living together in harmony. They are the people affiliated with the banana plantations of northern Nicaragua. They have been there for three years under circumstances that people like me are completely unfamiliar with. I want to take the time to give thanks to their community and their people for allowing us in to witness their lifestyle.
It seems through their underprivileged nature they would be less happy then most would think. This is totally untrue. I have seen the warmest people in my life here in these living quarters. That is the most important thing to me and the rest of the delegation here. Appreciation for what they have.
The leader of the community is Guillermo. He is there to try and get the people what the need to survive. These people have the hardship of illness from working with a pesticide from the banana plantation. He and the rest of the community are working to get help from the major companies from the United States through meeting and awareness. Even though they are unaware of the outcome this will lead them to they can still be hopeful that it will bring them better conditions.
Finally I would like to add that our delegation was emotionally devastated by what we had witnessed. This was one of the most difficult things to see so far. I my self plan to take what I have seen and let others know the passion these individuals possess. It is my humble responsibility to see the love that these people have and push it forward to create something better, for me and for the world.