In addition to taking the initiative to expand our work in these ways, our partners also have worked to develop online Alternatives to Violence Project workshops – with participants from many Spanish Speaking countries, providing social and psychological support across the region. PLA facilitators have very active roles in our Working Group, participating in our monthly meetings and a second meeting where they share ideas and successes.
The upcoming planting seasons in these regions will be an opportunity to expand the food security program and community garden ideas. This year, we, along with others, are learning additional practices to help people heal from trauma as part of our ongoing trauma resiliency programs. We are also looking for innovative ways of reaching people during the pandemic, and finding more local partners with whom to collaborate.
We have been working in Latin America for 18 years and are very grateful for your support. We hope that as this year goes on, we can count on your ongoing prayers, donations and volunteer activity to help our many friends and partners in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia and Ecuador.
Wishing Paz y Justicia,
Val Liveoak, Coordinator Emerita Val Liveoak, PLA Coordinator Emerita and Cece Yocum, Past Clerk, PLA Working Group