Keily and Silvio Calderón, El Abra, La Conquista, Carazo, Nicaragua
The photo shows Keily with a calala plant in her garden, a bit like a passion fruit.
Keily says: “I am a farmer, I like planting a bit of everything. I’m also a kindergarten teacher, and a health promoter. I know a lot about herbs, and I have a herb garden near the house, herbs can be used as natural medicine, it’s better to use natural remedies if you can, and anyway, we can’t afford medicines here. With the project we’ve grown a lot of yuca, cassava, banana and plantain, but a lot of fruit trees too, guava and cacao, citrus trees”.