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Co-Partners of Campesinas
May 27, 2010

Through language learning experiences in Guatemala and professional interactions with the Latino population I developed an interest in Central America and the issues facing people from those countries. Co-partners of Campesinas gave me the opportunity to travel to Central America again and utilize the professional social work skills that I had gained over the years. Prior to the trip we organized information and program delivery with Jim and Archer. As a volunteer we had time to experience El Salvador through short cultural trips, before we started our work in Ilobasco. During the week we worked with the young people I helped conduct vocational assessments, chaperoned trips to visit potential employment locations, and assisted with organization of the program delivery. I was moved by the dedication of the people involved with the organization and feel that the program was a success.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the provision of services to the rural youth of Ilobasco, El Salvador. As a result of the program, participants did find employment opportunities that interested them and some did obtain stable employment.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people - warm-hearted, open, caring!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, funny, caring, loving, intelligent, and effective!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge difference in the lives of those living in or near poverty in El Salvador and Guatemala.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & As a volunteer I traveled to Ilobasco, El Salvador to assist in delivering a program to help rural youth develop employment opportunities. As a board member I attended monthly meetings to discuss current and future projects.