Last year, a group of CAFOD volunteers and local representatives went to El Salvador. In an online talk today they shared their incredible experiences, including our very own CAFOD Volunteer from Bath, Irene Prentice.
El Salvador is a country with a turbulent history: Despite the civil war in the country ending in January 1992, poverty, high unemployment and gang violence still make life very difficult, especially for women and young people.
Farming communities are struggling to grow their crops on poor land. Climate change is causing more extreme weather in El Salvador with floods, droughts and tropical storms becoming more frequent.
CAFOD has worked with local partners and communities in El Salvador since 1974.
One of the mothers – Jacqueline with her family – visited by CAFOD volunteers and priests and staff
We are inspired by Saint Oscar Romero and his insistence on the need for peace, justice, equality and respect for human rights.
In El Salvador, our projects focus on agriculture, promoting a culture of peace and justice, and empowering women.
You can see here to watch the webinar, recorded today, featuring the priests and volunteers who visited El Salvador, to learn more about the rich history and our work in the country today.