Beloved compañeros and compañeras of FUNDAHMER,
Greetings from El Salvador, and welcome to our new website! We hope this message finds you all in good health, surrounded by your loved ones.
The idea of this site is to serve as a source of information and communication between El Salvador and our sister communities and friends around the world. Our goal is to be able to update this home page weekly, to keep everyone updated on projects, celebrations, and community visits during the year. Other pages (see the bar at the top) will serve as more permanent sources of information about sister communities, delegations, and contact information.
We are still very much in the process of creating and developing this site so please send us your ideas and suggestions! The sister community pages, in particular, are still very much under construction, so if you have any photos or histories you would like featured on those pages, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In local news, the first atolada of the season took place at the Eco-Agricultre Center in Los Naranjos last Friday! The first crop of corn reached maturity last week, and before folding the stalks to dry it out, tradition mandates that the sweet corn be picked and cooked into all kinds of traditional foods, like elotes (corn on the cob), atole de elote (hot, porridge-y sweet corn drink), tamales, and tortas (fried patties). Although rain has been rather scarce this year throughout the country, atoladas will be taking place in many of the communities throughout August, gracias a Dios.
A good time was had by all, even those who rode in the back of the truck as the rain poured on the way home!
After a week of vacation at the beginning of August, we are looking forward to the second half of this year. Please be sure to check the website often for updates on our work, like the silo/granary projects and the scholarship students, or even “follow” us to receive email updates when we write a new post!
Thank you all for your solidarity and care.