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We are excited to welcome six friends here in San Salvador this week for a retreat around FUNDAHMER’s newest effort to establish a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States to raise awareness and support for FUNDAHMER’s work here in El Salvador. Since much of our support network is based outside of El Salvador and many grant-making organizations require 501(c)3 status, we are hoping to organize in a way that will strengthen our existing relationships and offer new oportunities to meet new groups and share our work.
After many multi-party Skype calls and email document drafts and revisions, we are finally sitting down face-to-face to discuss our next steps and concretize plans. Speaking of faces, the name-in-process of this group is F.A.C.E.S. – Faith in Action Coalition for El Salvador. We like that this name speaks to our faith-based reason for hope in a different world as well as the personalist approach we take, reflected in the many faces and personal relationships on both sides of the work.