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Sister Parish, Inc. promotes intercultural and ecumenical understanding by establishing linkages between churches in the United States and faith-based communities in Central America. Our members tell you more in the brief video Introduction to Sister Parish.
Category Archives: Emergency Aid 2020
Hurricanes Eta and Iota have devastated Central America with both immediate and long-term consequences, as hundreds of thousands of people lost homes and/or crops they would have relied on to eat in 2021. In Sister Parish, there were at least … Continue reading
Sister Parish Board President, Maria Van Der Maaten, shares an update about our work in this brief video.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Sister Parish emergency aid fundraiser. We have raised enough to provide every Sister Parish community with aid money to use as they define based on their greatest need. The majority of … Continue reading
Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.
In June, the Sister Parish committee in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala organized a second round of food aid. For the first round, they focused on providing food baskets and basic hygiene supplies to elders and single mothers, those thought to … Continue reading
The following video includes an update as of May 2020 on the pandemic in Sister Parish communities in Guatemala and El Salvador and community-based relief efforts to support the people most negatively impacted. Sign up for our e-news to receive … Continue reading
Waiting for government aid The Guatemalan government has borrowed billions of dollars from the International Monetary Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank to fund various natural disaster relief programs and other programs. These programs aim to support the … Continue reading
English En un esfuerzo por frenar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus mientras preparan hospitales de campaña, el gobierno guatemalteco ha cerrado escuelas y muchos negocios no esenciales. Ha prohibido la mayoría de los viajes internacionales y el transporte público, y … Continue reading
Español In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 while they prepare field hospitals, the Guatemalan government has closed schools and all large, non-essential businesses, banned most international travel and public transportation, and declared a curfew from 4pm-4am every … Continue reading