El Salvador’s traditions easily set it apart from any other country. Who else has a national holiday in honor of “pupusas”? And what other country celebrates Christmas with huge fireworks displays and specializes in green coffee beans?
Let’s explore the culture of El Salvador, the Central American country where 66,113 Compassion-assisted children live, by learning more about Salvadoran traditions.Continue Reading ›
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El Salvador — known as the land of volcanoes as well as “the little thumb of America” — is the smallest but most densely populated country in Central America.
We’d love to share some interesting facts about El Salvador with you today. These facts will help you gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the beautiful country where over 63,000 Compassion-assisted children live.
In early 2020, we documented children all over the world as they returned to school or began kindergarten for the first time. Just months later, the COVID-19 pandemic saw schools close in almost every country in the world.
As International Literacy Day approaches, we’re sharing these before and after photos of how school has changed for children around the world because of the coronavirus.
We’re so inspired by all the health care workers around the world who are sacrificing to save others. Meet five amazing people who grew up sponsored and are now giving back in a big way!
Learn more about what it’s like to live in the smallest country in Central America!
When Luis Angel was 7 years old, he received his first letter from a loving couple who had begun sponsoring him. Thrilled to know someone was praying for him, Luis embraced each word from every letter he got until his departure to heaven. (more…)
Christmas in El Salvador is a magical time. Right after the last September rains and the windy days of October and November, a cool breeze and fresh spring-like days fill the atmosphere, announcing that the dry season (usually called “summer”) is here, and suddenly everything is green, red and full of lights. It is Christmastime.
It is sunrise on Friday, just a week before Christmas. The morning smells fresh and the sun shines strongly. A light breeze fills the air with that cool Christmas feeling. For a foreigner, it would almost feel like spring, but for Salvadorans, it feels like Christmas.
When reading the news — especially news about large, complex issues — it is easy to begin viewing them as abstract. The human element blurs. We pray God will use these pictures of children, moms and dads, who live in some of the most dangerous places on earth, to awaken prayer and compassion in us for our global brothers and sisters facing crisis in Central America.
Have you wondered what the homes of children living in extreme poverty might be like? Children from each of the seven countries where we work in Central America and the Caribbean took us on a tour of their homes! We hope having a glimpse into the homes of typical sponsored children in this region will help you know how you can pray for them — and how very much your support means!
I’m Gabriela and I’m 17 years old. I am currently studying for a technical high school degree in aviation mechanics. I never thought this could be possible. Where I’m from, becoming an aviation mechanic is known as a career for men instead of women, and technical courses aren’t normally affordable for families like mine.