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    Giving a boost to a pinata-making business for seniors in El Salvador

    Day 184

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    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    Catholic Sisters around the world take a vow of poverty. They not only work in some of the toughest neighborhoods out there, they live there too.

    In one neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador, gang violence and extreme poverty paralyze communities. Many people don’t feel comfortable walking freely through the streets, instead staying inside as much as possible.

    But at the community center run by the Sisters, everyone is welcome.

    “The young people here face unbelievable challenges,” said Sister Veronica. “But older people do, too.”

    One of the activities they have for older folks? Pinata making and embroidery! It’s a way for seniors to connect to their culture, provide value to their families and friends, and make a little extra money, too. But the Sisters often run out of supplies for these makers to do their thing.

    So for Day 184, we’re helping fuel their work with new pinata-making and embroidery supplies to last them through the year!

    Sister Veronica and her group of seniors were so excited to have this boost to their little business.

    “They make very beautiful things,” she said. “This makes their hearts feel happy. And mine too!”

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