Active volcanoes in the distance and the waste dump near Angelina’s lean-to in Nicaragua spew enough smoke and ash to clog the air. Breathing is difficult in this area so close to such hazards. Many residents experience respiratory infections and lung issues making life difficult and all too often tenuous.
Angelina lives in Nicaragua with her four children. When she visited her local church where a temporary medical clinic was organized, Angelina appeared frail with a barrel-chest. Like her children, this likely indicated she was suffering from a serious respiratory problem in addition to malnutrition.