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Jul

19

Welcoming Hearts of Gold’s New Program Coordinator, Kelly Mitchell

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Please welcome Kelly Mitchell, the newest member of the Hearts of Gold team! Kelly brings her background from American University’s School of International Service where she received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a focus in Latin America, and from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland where she studied Anthropology, Latin American … Read more.. »

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Jul

19

Reflections from El Arenal, VII

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Amidst the buses and the taxis that can quickly turn any back road into a busy street of estrangement, I’ve started to pick out my kids in the crowd as they make their way to El Arenal. Ducking beneath construction sites they are, dodging moving tires and awaiting their turn to cross. Sometimes when … Read more.. »

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Jul

13

A call for donation items at Hogar de la Esperanza

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Congratulations to our partner Hogar de la Esperanza on their opening of a thrift store! The thrift store will be volunteer-run, donate items to those in need, and sales will benefit direct services. Please consider donating items to Hogar de la Esperanza. Details for donation drop-offs this week are detailed below.
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Jul

11

Reflections from El Arenal, VI

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By Sarah Luke
I had finally done the thing I never wanted to do here: I turned a kid away from the toy chest. He had walked up to Liliana while she was rummaging through the box of puzzles and kicked her right on her bottom. If that’s the way he was going to treat … Read more.. »

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Jul

11

Japa Housing Project Report: June

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In the last month a minga was held to dig holes and trenches to start building the foundation of the house. There were some difficulties first, in renting the hole-digging machine. It turns out one is not available, and even it one was, it probably wouldn’t have worked well with the electrical current available in … Read more.. »

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Jul

11

Japa Housing Project Report: May

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The plan for this month was to prepare the property so that the construction can begin. An area large enough to store the materials needed to be dug, and the ground prepared to build stairs. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a harder project than we … Read more.. »

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