Right now, there are more than fifty incredible poverty alleviation projects that have been designed and partially funded in communities across El Salvador, Nepal and Guatemala.
Local churches partnering with ENLACE maximize their efforts by connecting strategically with local organizations and local volunteers which provide both valuable resources and labor. These churches have learned how to bring everyone together to create projects that solve very difficult problems such as the need for clean water, waste management, adequate shelter, and food and income security. All we need to do is match their donations.
Eight campaigns are already underway as part of ENLACE's 25:25:25 Campaign. Their fundraising efforts are so unique and impressive that we want to give them some love!
Don is over a thousand miles into his race and he has posted some incredible, on-the-edge-of-your-seat stories! Excerpt from Don's daily journal:
"[W]e kept one eye on the forcast and the other on the mud puddles. Finally about 2PM [the storm] quit. Nishanth and I quickly packed and I headed out first. The town of Wisdom was the goal. About 55 miles of riding, two passes and about 3200 feet of elevation gain. I hoped to make Wisdom by dark if I made minimal stops and reasonable conditions. Leaving Dardy I had a tailwind most of the way to the pass. A cyclist coming the other way said the pass was clouded in but not raining. It was the same when I went over but cold in the upper 30’s. Since I was sweating from the climb, the descent was bone chilling cold. Beautiful scenery but fingers too stiff to take pictures. Could hardly move the shift levers. Coming off the mountain was about 10 miles of open plain that had a strong cold sidewind. I did make it..."
Clay has lived and breathed El Salvador for the last three years as ENLACE's Field Liaison helping small-scale poultry businesses start and flourish. For the next three months he will WALK 250 miles on the roads and byways of this beautiful country. Asked about the purpose of his particular journey, Clay said he had two main goals.
"I am doing this not only to gain a deeper understanding of the discipline for those who have no alternative other than to walk but also to raise support for ENLACE, an organization that I completely believe in and love... It is such an honor to see glimpses of the Kingdom of God at work as churches energize their communities so that people can live in restored relationships, with dignity, and wellbeing."
We couldn't agree more!
David is nuts. Everyone will tell you that. Have you ever heard of Horseshoe Hell? As described in OutsideOnline.com, it is the "world's wildest climbing event" wherein "hundreds of rock climbers from around the world show up for a grueling competition...[and] spend 24 straight hours seeing who can climb the most routes without stopping." Enough said.
But David is a special kind of crazy. He not only set a record in 2014 with his climbing partner, Jordan Horner, for the most routes in the 12 and 24 hour competitions, he went back for more in 2017 and won the 24 hour race. To top it off, he used that moment to raise funds for life-saving latrines in El Salvador with his Climbing for Crappers campaign. This year, David has combined his crazy and love-for-his-neighbor mentality once again by planning to climb 16,404 vertical feet!
Although it might seem like feats of strength and endurance are the only ways our donors roll, there are other campaign themes:
- A wedding brought five sisters and their families together...so they sang their campaign
- Ron Bueno is donating his 50th birthday
- Larry Kasper is celebrating his 16 year anniversary with ENLACE and wants to know if 156.25 is your magic number
Whatever YOUR summer adventure will be, why not make it a charitable one?
Create your campaign page now and have a blast!
Why Support ENLACE?
We Strengthen and Equip Churches and Community-Based Organizations So that THEY Create Sustainable and Effective Solutions to Their Own Needs.
Since 1993 all projects have been:
- Locally identified: churches listen, engage and collaborate with their communities effectively
- Locally funded: every dollar raised internationally is matched and leveraged through local contributions of funds, materials and labor
- Locally managed and sustained: churches and community organizations are connected, strengthened and empowered to maintain and develop future projects on their own
Since 1993 ENLACE has helped churches and communities implement:
- 3,042 health projects that improved the quality of life for 83,588 people.
- 1,455 infrastructure projects that increased family income, security, access to education and healthcare for 86,160 people.
- 2,365 economic development projects and 3,616 small-business loans that increased family income and food security for 29,905 people.
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