Linfield U.C.C., with the help of some other donors, sent $2300 to Oscar Rodriguez, our partner in El Salvador. This money was collected to help families who had been devastated by a fire. Oscar will provide some much needed food supplies to many of these families.
Oscar has set up a program for giving two (2) healthy, vitamin filled meals per month to each of the 68 students at the school in San Juan II. These kids get nothing but a tortilla and a few beans most days. These meals will begin to help the kids become healthier. The video is showing the first meal we are providing. The kids are those students at San Juan II.
They will use the rest of our donation to buy food for the particular families who are still in need of food.
*They are providing two good meals per month to the students for the rest of the school year (year is over in October). It costs about $90 to feed the 68 students at San Juan II each time.
Linfield U.C.C. has recently joined a project to build homes for poor people in El Salvador; people who, to this point, have never lived in a home. Linfield Church will be joining a group of folks from various U.C.C. Churches, who have worked with these people in El Salvador for the past 15 years.
In addition to the habitat-style project that we have had for so long, the people of Linfield U.C.C. will also be providing nutritional support to school children living on the far side of a volcano. These children range in age from 3 – 14. Normally, they eat a only few beans and some rice each day. Our goal is to provide a substantial meal to these children at school once a week. This meal would probably be a rich chicken soup with lots of vegetables and tortillas or bread.
The approximate cost of that meal would be $120 for a week’s meal once a month. This amount would provide a nutritional meal for the approximately 80 students at the elementary school in the village of San Juan II.
You can help these families help themselves by supporting the El Salvador Project through the Linfield U.C.C. Church.