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Fishpond “Happy Fish” Cacahuatal, Cabañas

May 2019 Happy Fish: its English name is a form of gratitude for the origin of support provided by International Partners. Happy fish rejoices that it generates a collective product in the community. The fishpond “Happy Fish” is an initiative … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Delegation to Palo Grande, January 2019

Each January, International Partners and the University of Maryland bring a group of UMD students to El Salvador to work with one of IP’s partner communities. This past January, a group of 8 graduate and undergraduate students, spent two weeks … Continue reading

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Confronting the Challenge at the Intersection of Poverty, Disability and Rurality: “Communidades Inclusivas”

Around the world, there are between 93 to 150 million children with disabilities (UNICEF, 2013).  An estimated 80% of people with disabilities live in low and middle-income countries (Barron & Ncube, 2010) where they are among the most marginalized people … Continue reading

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El Día Decisivo, The Decisive Day 8/28

  On Thursday August 28th at 11am, join tens of thousands of people— documented and undocumented; immigrants and North Americans; students and workers; a group representing the great diversity of the Washington area— that will assemble outside of the Immigration and … Continue reading

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The Obvious Becomes Newsworthy: Children Emigrate ES

For the last few weeks, the migration of unaccompanied youth from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to the U.S. has been front page news.  More than 50,000 minors have already made the perilous journey this year, with the total expected … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Immigration Story

The following is from Don Montagna, President, International Partners: Here is the kind of painful plight that tortures me. We have known Mari-Elena for more than a decade. She is always a cook for our delegations, an active community volunteer, … Continue reading

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Corruption Exposed in El Salvador

5/4/14 Chronic Corruption Exposed in El Salvador All of us who have worked in rural El Salvador are aware of the painfully limited reach of the Salvadoran government. A crumbling school, a 45-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, maybe a … Continue reading

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UMD students gather to reflect on their experiences in rural El Salvador

After 5 years of going to El Salvador to live and work, delegates from the University of Maryland gathered on April 23 to reflect on their experiences and talk about how it affected the work they are now doing and … Continue reading

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Why People Can’t Get There From Here – When Poor

Waiting to meet someone at a gas station, I noticed that everyone buying gas bought between a half to one and a half gallons. An internet connection costs $15 a month, but you can buy 3 months for $24. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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How Health Is Affected By Poverty

This article was written by Sarah Fudin, who works in community relations for the George Washington University School of Public Health on their Master of Public Health online program. She is passionate about working in an industry committed to making … Continue reading

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