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Typical Ecuadorian basic dish with rice. Recipe: Menestra de lentejas Ingredients (serves 10): 500 g lentils ½ bell bell pepper 3 cloves of garlic 1 onion 1 plantain 1 spoon butter 1 pinch of cumin ½ handful of coriander (cilandro) leaves Salt (to taste) Preparation: The lentils are soaked in water overnight. The next day,…

In an interview, Jonas Lange, the project manager of SALEM International in Mindo, Ecuador, tells us how the Corona pandemic has affected the children and youth center. How has the virus changed SALEM? From March to mid-September, the center could not take care of any children or adolescents due to Corona but since September, thanks…

Christmas is an important time for SALEM children! But this year the celebration had to be adapted to the pandemic, but of course this did not stop us from preparing a feast for the children and young people. Thanks to an invitation, four groups spent the morning and afternoon on two days in a lodge…

  Hello my name is Molly Brown and I am SALEM Ecuador’s fundraiser. I am here to share with you a very special project that we started in this month of December. We have named it Project Practice Peace because it embodies the very core value that we stand for at SALEM International: Practicing and…

SALEM’s first live virtual event was a success! Our planning and preparation paid off and we hosted an hour-long MEET SALEM event that included a tour of the grounds, a musical presentation from the SALEM kids, a demonstration of alternative education materials  and everyone’s favorite was Johana and Maira’s story about growing up as a…

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