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Come to El Salvador and help the Romero Community build their homes!

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Arrival date: Jan 11th, 2016.  Departure date: Jan 19th, 2016

zz11. Accompany the community in constructing dignified homes and building their community.
2. Learn firsthand about the reality of El Salvador
3. Build solidarity to overcome social and economic inequality.

Who should come?
1. People who want to do hard work, builders and non-builders alike who can carry out skilled and unskilled labor.
2. People who cannot do hard work in the hot sun, but would like to work with young people or other community tasks. You can contribute by bringing literature in Spanish, art supplies, games, jump ropes, softball equipment, teaching materials for basic English, etc.

People will live in the community and have a few nights at a guest house in San Salvador. You should bring hats to keep the sun off your face, water bottles, sheets, and plan on roughing it a bit. There will be mattresses and hammocks available for people to sleep on in the community. A translator and guide will be with the group to help facilitate organization and communication for those who do not speak Spanish.


zz2Costs: $600 will cover all in country expenses: food, meals, housing, internal transportation to and from the airport, and to and from the community and around San Salvador, translator and guide. The mattress you use will be donated to the community afterward.

Payments: Checks should be made payable to Los Olivos CIS and mailed to PO Box 76, Westmont, IL 60559.

Travel: Make your flight arrival on Monday, January 11. The work brigade officially ends on January 19th, but if you would like to stay on, you will be on your own from that point on. We can help you arrange to pay any additional costs which will be at a minimum.

Apply: write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or download the application form directly here.