Area residents return from home-building trip to El Salvador
KEWANEE — Poverty and inadequate housing have a whole new meaning for 24 area residents after working side-by-side with Salvadoran families during a Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip.
Deb Dalton of Malden fully expected to work hard and change the lives of Salvadoran families for the better. While these expectations were met, it came as a surprise that she was also strongly impacted by the experience.
“Volunteering in El Salvador really grabbed my heart,” Dalton said. “One of every three people in El Salvador lives in substandard housing, partly as a result of a lack of job opportunities in the country, so by our American standards, the Salvadorans have very little. In spite of that, the people we met were generous and hospitable, hard-working and so excited to live in their own home.”
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