In Gettysburg’s sister city of Leon in the country of Nicaragua, poverty, lack of good nutrition and lack of clean drinking water are still a part of everyday life. The country is by many measures the poorest country in the western hemisphere except for Haiti.

Behind the headlines and the scuffling which politics creates in all countries, there are people who dream of a better life. In Gettysburg, there are people who help those dreams become some aspect of reality for Nicaraguans.

Greg Bowles is the current director for Project Gettysburg Leon, the sister city program between Gettysburg and the country of Nicaragua that was founded in 1986.

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