El Salvador is a country of immense beauty and charm, and also poverty. After visiting and exploring the country, I was enamored by the landscape and culture. In touch with their Mayan roots, Salvadorans are hard working and friendly, full of pride and respect. Many Americans do not travel due to the civil war of the past, but the country now is beautiful and inviting.
El Salvador has impoverished conditions, where most workers make about $7 a day. Agricultural workers have a monthly salary of $90, so clearly El Salvador is a place of need. When exploring the country, I was privy to viewing houses made from metal and tarps, and roads completely washed out by the recent swell. I was inspired to start two projects for El Salvador, both very important causes in the country.
We visited the Remar orphanage in El Tunco and got to tour the facility. With over 100 children and a school to run, this orphanage has high overhead costs. They are working to build houses for older kids and create a bakery to support the orphanage and teach the children skills. All these projects have helped the orphanage grow self sustaining, but there are still needs, mainly financial. The children were adorable and I was blessed by hugs and smiles, pictured below. Little Known Help Zone donated tons of books and toys as well as $50, with more projects to come. With collaboration, there will be attempts to provide a solar system as well as create a website and base in the US to earn more funding for orphanage projects.
When exploring the coffee plantation, I learned the ins and outs of how the coffee we drink and love comes to be. One detail the stuck out to me is the women who hand sort the coffee beans to assure the highest quality. These women work 8 hours a day and have no ear protections due to little funds. Their job is important to the lives of many and they deserve the best in return. Little Known Help Zone is going to work to send ear plugs to these women to protect their hearing and provide a comfortable working environment. Stay tuned for more!
For the trip to El Salvador, Little Known Help Zone will be bringing a variety of fun books to the Remar Orphanage.
First, Little Known Help Zone would like to extend huge thanks to Salisbury Middle School for donating over 30 books to bring to El Salvador. These beginner level chapter books are perfect, as often times donations do not include advanced books like these. These will be perfect for people trying to perfect their english moving forward and the books are wonderful. All of these will be going.
Also going will be over 15 children’s books and 5 School Workbooks. Additionally, some toys and clothing will be brought as well.
These donations will be distributed to the kids at the Remar Orphanage and School.
Stay tuned for pictures from the trip!
Little Known Help Zone is pleased to announce the fundraiser for February, a bake sale!
Pre orders will be taken from 1/16-1/27 and orders will be bakes and delivered on 3/2
For a dollar, customers have the opportunity to order…
Pink Lemonade Gummy Candy
All these goods are great purchases, and all the money from this bake sale will be donated towards the tri-country fundraiser including Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
Mark your calendars and get ready for some baked goods!
So happy to announce the children at Hogar de Amor received their backpacks.
I was sent this adorable picture, and it is so heart warming to see them arrive and brighten the children’s day. Now they are set for school which starts next month!
Thank you again to DIP Shipping for making this possible.
Check out Helping Honduras Kids, a great organization doing amazing things in Honduras.
Are you a coupon lover? Do you want to save extra money on products you already need to purchase?
Now, you can do all that and help others.
Mama Tara orphanage, one of the target orphanages in Little Known Help Zone’s 3 country fundraiser, is partnered with a site called Common Kindness. You can print coupons and help send money to the orphanage!
Follow these easy steps.
1. Go to commonkindness.com
2. Search for Mama Tara and click become a supporter
3. Sign up for an account
4. Select you coupons, and boom, 20% of the advertising fees those companies paid goes to the orphanage!
This is a great way for you to help out if you want to send some money and support a good cause, while saving money!
Little Known Help Zone has started a new project! We are collecting Christmas presents for the Hogar De Amor orphanage run by http://helpinghonduraskids.org . The children of La Ceiba do not have access to everyday things you or I may be able to get, so I thought it would be nice to sen down Christmas gifts to the orphanage.
Recently, the kind owners of Alex and Isabelle Hair ties sent a donation of hair tie packages for the girls at the orphanage. Little Known Help Zone is quite happy and very grateful for their kindness. The hair ties are beautiful and will be delightful to include in the Christmas presents. I have always used these hair ties due to their eye pleasing nature, great quality, and kindness towards hair.
Alex and Isabelle are a very small operation hair tie company who are devoted to giving back to the community. It is a family affair ran by two moms and their young daughters. Half of the money made goes to the the girl’s horseback riding and the other half goes towards pediatric cancer. Alex and Isabelle have a wonderful mission and I highly suggest you check them out! http://www.alexandisabellehairties.com
Little Known Help Zone is having luck collecting donations but will still need much more. There are 22 orphans, 11 girls and 11 boys. If you would like to contribute, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparel is still in the works, along with a large scale fundraiser being planned in spring! Check out our etsy and stay tuned!