Jennifer Nettles Puts Guatemalan Women in Spotlight

Sugarland singer to launch documentary on work with Shalom Foundation.

For years, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland has been helping a group called the Shalom Foundation work with poor women and children in Guatemala. Yesterday (Oct. 17), Jennifer posted a mini-documentary showing some of the fruits of those efforts, which include donating a dollar for every Sugarland ticket sold.

“So if you've come to see one of our shows, you have danced and sang and rocked your way into some good karma, my friends!” Jennifer wrote to fans.

“You have contributed to houses for families living in tin shacks with dirt floors. You have aided in the purchase of food for children who otherwise would not have eaten.”

Jennifer also reveals that she met with U2’s Bono back in June before the rock band's Nashville show to share the work of the Shalom Foundation with him.

“It was an evening of allowing different people to talk about the causes that they are currently championing, with the hopes that they could cross-pollinate,” Jennifer said in a statement. “Bono is rocking it.”

Jennifer also said a full-fledged documentary about the foundation's work in Guatemala is coming.

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