Project Description

About Emilio

Born: August 17, 2016

Emilio is a boy who lives in one of the poorest areas of León, Nicaragua with his mother and older brother. Emilio’s mother works part-time but it isn’t enough to provide for the families needs. Emilio is described as a friendly boy with a contagious personality. Emilio enjoys drawing and dancing.

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Emilio (N76)


Leon, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a blend of vibrant indigenous cultures and Spanish influence. Just outside of Nicaragua’s second largest city of Leon lies a forgotten community of displaced people called Tomas Borge barrio. Once the city dump the residents of the barrio live in makeshift homes from bits and fragments they’ve collected. These people have suffered from generational poverty due to rebel violence, and limited employment opportunities to sustain even their basic needs