We keep trying to communicate with the community boards of our sistered communities to learn how everything is unfolding during the COVID19 pandemic. Our friends in El Papaturro state that: The community board handed flyers and a mask in each household, so they have one to go shopping their groceries. They feel optimistic because […]
(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO) El Papaturro is a small community repopulated in 1990, located in the municipality of Suchitoto. Most of its inhabitants are originally from Santa Marta, Cabañas, one of the most affected zones during the armed conflict. The community of El Papaturro is part of the Sister Cities network. Since 1994, this community […]
Delia Landers, a member of the USESSC Board of Directors from Philadelphia, PA, writes about her experience on the recent Regional Youth Delegation leading up to the International Sistering and Solidarity Gathering in July.
Stong Interest in Local Organic Foods in El Salvador By the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee Interest in organic farming and gardening and in permaculture is strong in El Salvador. That was one of the principle lessons that four members of the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee learned while visiting our sister organizations and other groups […]
Since October 2009, there have been two volunteers from Lawrence, Kansas living in El Papaturro, Suchitoto, and working in the PROGRESO office. PROGRESO is a branch of CRIPDES working with 25 rural communities in the Suchitoto region. These sisters of solidarity, Jennifer Kongs and Sally Birmingham, will be in El Salvador until the end of […]
Military Occupation in Suchitoto CommunitiesThreatens Voters Before Elections January 6th, 2009 On Tuesday December 16th 2008, 150 soldiers armed with heavy artillery entered the community of el Papaturro, in the zone of La Bermuda, Suchitoto. The soldiers set up a military camp and stayed in the community, then moved to the neighbouring community […]
Kansan Salvadoran Solidarity Action, Lawrence, Kansas August, 2008 Update In May of 2008, a group of individuals met to discuss the future of relations with our sister community of El Papaturro. We met at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries (ECM), the sponsor of student delegations from Lawrence, KS over the past 4 years, site […]