Cruisers Rally to El Salvador
 April 29 - May 17, 2019
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Just Water

A humanitarian project funded by people like you to benefit the residents of Isla Cordoncillo.

 

 

Isla Cordoncillo is home to 270 people,160 of which are young children. Many of the men on the island are primarily artisan fishermen who fish to feed their families and any extra to sell. 

The island is completely without services such as electricity, clean fresh water, sewage and garbage disposal, health care, etc. What ever these families need they must provide for themselves.  Clean water is one of the most basic needs for human beings.  All the water on the island is not safe to drink due to the lack of proper sewage disposal, salt water intrusion and other pollution sources.

 Volunteer dental cleaning

Our primary goals are first; to provide access to safe drinking water and second,help raise the standard of living for the families. We started in 2013 with a project to provide each family with a ceramic water filter so they could have safe drinking water.  Previous and ongoing projects are building rain water catchment cisterns, mosquito abatememt, and ECO stoves..


Feeding hungry children during 2015 flood


Our project is funded by donations from boaters who have visited El Salvdor, Salvadorian expats in the USA, and local business people. One-hundred percent of donated money goes to the project.


Previous cruisers have donated their skills such as dental screening, teeth cleaning, and eye care.  We always welcome donations of money, clothing, eye glasses, kitchen items, toys, tools, most anything that may be of use to the local people. Find us on Face Book "Just Water"


Living English

If you are looking for a full-filling volunteer experience you may be interested in Living English The mission of this project is to teach conversational English and life skills to teens and young adults.  This is not an English teaching class, students already know some English but need to sharpen their listening and speaking skills.  The free classes have a mixture of new students and students who attended previous semesters.

Living English offers volunteer-led English and life development classes in partnership with the local community in Bahia del Sol. English speaking volunteers and local community members run weekly classes on a range of themes that include lessons for life.  The classed are held in a semi-formal environment a few days a week for about 1 1/2 hours and you can volunteer for as may classes as you want.  It is a fantastic opportunity to improve your Spanish skills, get to know local people and support this beautiful and welcoming country.

These teens and young adults are there because they know that learning English skills will help to create a better life for them and their families.  It will take education, motivation and determination for these kids to rise above the unfortunate realities of life in El Salvador and this program is a positive step in that direction. 

 

This is an opportunity to make a real difference in young peoples lives. If you are interested you can find "Living English" on Face Book or we can put you in touch with local volunteers. 

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