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RENEW in El Salvador and Honduras

RENEW International's Sr. Marenid Fabre, OP recently traveled to El Salvador and Honduras. She visited serveral locations with RENEW El Salvador Director, Dr. Irma Chávez to see first hand the fruits of the RENEW program there.


Este grupo de jovenes son de una parroquia bien lejana dentro de un monte. El sacerdote va a celebrar la misa una vez al mes si no llueve porque el camino se pone muy malo. Este grupo de jovenes ha organizado la parroquia. Tienen cuatro coros para cada domingo y los domingo que el sacerdote no viene ellos celebran una paraliturgia.
This group of youths is from a parish far into the mountains in El Salvador. Because it is so far and the roads are so bad, the priest only comes once a month-- if it doesn't rain. This group of young people has organized the parish. They have four choirs for every Sunday, and on the Sundays the priest cannot come, they celebrate a communion service.
Esta es una de las comunidades en Tegucigalpa, la capital de Honduras. Uno de los proyectos de la oficina de RENEW International en Honduras es trabajar con las mujeres y los niños para derarrollar su autoestima y sus abilidades. Esta es su capilla que llevan unos cuantos años construyendo poco a poco. Es un sector verdaderamente pobre. Las mujeres y los niños estan bien contentos con el programa y explicaron lo mucho que este les ha ayudado especialmente en su relación con sus esposos e hijos.
This is one of the communities in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. One of the RENEW office's projects is to work with women and children to develop their self-esteem and skills. This is a very poor area, and the photo shows their chapel which they have spent several years building, little by little. The women and children are quite happy with the program and have said that it is very helpful, particularly in their relationships with their husbands and children.