Hometown Ties

Ryena Blanco, vice-president for La Olomega community association in El Salvador, waits for customers in the community’s tourism center cafeteria. The association was started by former residents of La Olomega who now live in Houston, Texas, and have sent over $1 million to their hometown to help fund building projects such as the tourism center cafeteria. Catholic Relief Services, in partnership with CARECEN, continues to help residents of La Olomega identify community projects and develop project proposals to submit to the association.
Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS.

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