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El Salvador Day 3 (March 12, 2009)

| May 1, 2009

We spent the day in the southeast region of El Salvador visiting two cooperative programs.  After our hour and a half bus ride, we visited Los Frailes cooperative with CONFRAS, a grassroots organization that cultivates organic and agro-ecological basic grains and vegetables.  CONFRAS, with the support of SHARE, organizes the Peasant to Peasant program, where Read More

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El Salvador Day 2 (March 11, 2009)

| May 1, 2009

Today began by interacting with all of the participants (MAZON’s delegation of eight people is part of the larger SHARE delegation of 150 individuals) while also going through an in-depth orientation on health, safety, and the elections as well as on the SHARE Foundation. Important health, safety and election takeaways: 1. Brush your teeth with Read More

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El Salvador Day 1 (March 10, 2009)

| May 1, 2009

Eric Schockman (President of MAZON) and I, along with some of our board members, arrived safely in El Salvador early this morning after our short overnight flight from Los Angeles. The sun was just about to peak as we met the representatives from our long-time grantee, the SHARE Foundation: Building a New El Salvador Today. Read More

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

| April 29, 2009

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5FU-yDC-uI] When 8-year old Bruno leaves the bustling city of Berlin, he finds his new country home to be a virtual prison. His friends are back in the city, his Kommandant father won’t stop fighting with his mother about work duties, and his sister washes away in a sea of patriotism. He even misses school, Read More

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