Jun. 25, 2015
La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 after filmmaker Jason Glaser met Juan Salgado, a community organizer from Candelaria, Nicaragua. Jason was in Nicaragua making a film about banana workers when Juan informed him of an epidemic of kidney disease that was ravaging agricultural laborers working on a local sugar-cane plantation. Juan, a former plantation worker, was fired when he showed signs of kidney disease. He introduced Jason to the people of La Isla and Candelaria. Jason watched as, one by one, friends died from kidney failure. He then started La Isla Foundation. Glaser joins us to give us an update.