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How rainwater harvesting is helping Nicaraguan farmers

Mr Beltran lives in northern Nicaragua, one of the poorest and driest areas of the country, where a pilot project to harvest rainwater is beginning to transform local agriculture and local people's lives.
"I've been a farmer for more than 40 years, but I never had an opportunity like this,"
- Victor Beltran

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How rainwater harvesting is helping Nicaraguan farmers

Source: BBC, Sun November 27, 2011
Mr Beltran lives in northern Nicaragua, one of the poorest and driest areas of the country, where a pilot project to harvest rainwater is beginning to transform local agriculture and local people's lives.

Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

Maya nut changes lives while aiding the rain forest

Source: CNN, Sun April 19, 2009
In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee.

A global lesson in volunteerism

Source: Oakland Press, Mon March 02, 2009
Pontiac, Michigan, USA - Sixth-graders at Herrington Elementary School are reaching out beyond their own neighborhood to help children in another part of the world.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Nations to Form Land-Mine Removal Center

Source: ABC News, Thu October 05, 2006
Managua, Nicaragua - Defense ministers from across the Americas agreed Wednesday to create an international land-mine removal center and many called for joint military missions for disaster relief and peacekeeping worldwide.

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