Dear CASC supporters,
Your CASC planning committee has been meeting on ZOOM during this pandemic time, trying to carry out our responsibilities to CASC.
We have had a successful ZOOM Café presentation by Kay Gimbel on Nicaragua and have plan another ZOOM Café on Dec. 11 at 7 pm.
CASC received an appeal for a donation to a food and health security project in El Salvador. The appeal came via several friends of CASC, including Jay Hartling of Nova Scotia who has spoken at Café Simpatico.
The request was from a small isolated mountain community, Pachimalco. It is one of a few remaining places in El Savador that has an Indigenous language and culture. It is also a poor community.
CASC was able to donate $600 to the project. As you can see our donation was spent on a chicken-raising initiative of the community’s plan to increase food security. It is a modest amount but helps our friends have a more secure life. Other parts of the project included health supplies and tools which they were able to acquire with other funds.
Several CASC members have been to this village and remember one of the oldest trees in El Savador in the centre of the villaage – a massive CIBA (kapok) tree.
Terry Wolfwood for CASC planning committee