Our Projects

We invite you to meet Comunidad, our primary program partner, and to read the profiles of our five major projects.  Each project has its own birthing story – unlikely, remarkable and serendipitous; mysterious, even mystical.  Some call it “God’s Choreography” – just the right people converging at just the right moment at just the right place.  Someone in a mission delegation asked about a chock of rope tied to a bedpost in a squatters’ community home, used to secure safely a four-year old when the mother got some work – his heart broken open, our work in La Estación began.  Invited by a facilitator, Erik and Lalo “just happened” to pair up, finding they had similar visions – three years later (a lengthy gestation) ALEM was born.  Ivan, who like Harry Potter lived under the steps in his grandmother’s home, shared his dream of having his own business – and the first worker/owner cooperative and SAPACO was born.  If you tracked the unfolding narrative of each project, you’d find a continuing unfolding. The Quakers call it “proceeding as the way opens,” and a book chronicling a project not unlike ours said, “we build he road as we go.”