“The war in the 80’s was a nightmare for all of us. We were treated like animals. There was no education, no food, no jobs, no nothing. By the time the Americans came we had to split up our family. The boys who were fourteen and older had to pick up arms and were forced to fight in the army. Because the chances for girls to get raped were so high I had to send them to another part of the country. Those were very hard times.”

Nicaragua – Matagalpa