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This year we have been very busy working for more justice and protection for victims of violence. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have assisted more than 30 victims of violence. These include cases of sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence, abuse and violence against children and  preventing femicide. Between mid-October and mid-November 2021 alone,…

On Friday our annual Christmas Café took place. Between music and cookies, friends of SALEM, our families and people from the village came together. For the children there were workshops in magic and handicrafts, and the performance of the hand puppet theater was not to be missed. In the music program the SALEM children’s choir…

Addiction, rehab centers and the picture of addicted people in society. We’re spending our Friday evending discussing difficult topics. Director and actress Mónica Mancero presented her film “Azules Turquesas”. Playing the drug addict Isabella, she shows us the daily life in some rehab centers. There, the addicts do not get therapy, but have to face…

Our commitment to an organic diet and promoting a balance of food on the plates of our communities has been the basis of all SALEM projects around the world. The idea of learning to consume plants from our garden is an initiative that is driven by the “Slow Food” sustainable food network of the Andean…

Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to receive international volunteers since March 2020. However, since the end of August our team has grwon and Julia and Felix from Austria are supporting us in SALEM for one year. What was your main motivation for volunteering abroad? Julia: I already had the idea of…

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