Tag Archives: covid-19

Reflexión de un médico en El Salvador

por Carlos Orellana Carlos es médico en una clínica rural en Chalatenango, El Salvador. También es un líder comunitario y un miembro muy activo en el hermanamiento que su comunidad Potrerillos mantiene con Decorah First United Methodist Church. El último … Continue reading

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Sister Parish Emergency Aid Update – September 2020

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

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Update with Brian Tyler – August 2020

Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.

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Reflection from a rural doctor in El Salvador – Carlos Orellana

by Carlos Orellana En español Carlos is a doctor in a rural health clinic in Chalatenango, El Salvador.  He is also a community leader and a very involved member of the Sister Parish relationship that his community Potrerillos has with … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva 2 – Second round of food aid

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

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Moving to virtual hugs – Hacia los abrazos virtuales

Español abajo Like most organizations in the pandemic, Sister Parish is transitioning to more and more online connections.  Whether it is Zoom, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, videos, photo campaigns, or our own unique combinations, we are committed to connecting our communities … Continue reading

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Sister Parish May Video Update

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

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How are the students? Persevering in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala

A conversation with Brandon Ramirez Coordinator of the scholarship students in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala I am in my last year of high school.  It has been very hard during the pandemic.  At the beginning, the teachers were preparing printed … Continue reading

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Life of a student in rural Guatemala – Conversation with Tomas Tol Perez

The Guatemalan school year for public and most private schools begins in January and ends in October. This year’s fight against COVID-19 has disrupted the school year for many students in Guatemala. Teachers were preparing to enter the second trimester … Continue reading

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Communities organize in absence of government aid

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

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