Generating a Culture of Peace

$3,939 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 73 months

"I felt like I was on a dead end street...but with Focusing and NVC, I've learned and I've changed."
"My heart was full of pain, it was heavy. Now I feel relief!"
In El Salvador, people are suffering from poverty, violence and the trauma of war. Salvadoran Focusing Trainer and ex-combatant Melba Jiménez facilitates community Resilience Circles with Focusing and Nonviolent Communication, empowering people to create peace in their lives and in their families and communities.
Each $5 you donate makes it possible for one person to attend a resilience circle in his or her community.
Each $50 you donate provides a 3-hour resilience circle for 10-15 women or children who have little access to counseling or therapy.
Each $100 you donate helps to train more people to lead resilience circles in El Salvador. 

Each $500 you donate enables a Salvadoran Focusing Trainer to give 10 resilience circles per month!

Each $1000 you donate makes it possible for us to concentrate on our work in the communities, rather than fundraising! To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit the El Salvador donation page at The Focusing Institute website: www.focusing.org/elsaldonate.

Thanks for making this project possible!

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Melba Jiménez has given several workshops to women veterans of El Salvador's 12-year Civil War. They can help each other a lot by listening to each other, with Focusing and Nonviolent Communication.
Time for listening in Guarjila
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It's been an exciting fall with Focusing El Salvador!

In September we gave a free daylong workshop in Generating a Culture of Peace to a youth group in Nueva Concepción. Trainer-in-training Heazel Martínez will continue meeting with the group as part of her practicum.
The economic development organization CORDES just approved four members of their staff to take the course. We are starting to spread Focusing and Nonviolent Communication through entire organizations!
Today a group of Red Cross volunteers in Chile requested the training, but only one of them can afford the $75 to take the course.
Be our partner in these exciting new developments by donating to our Go Fund Me campaign.
$75 will provide a 6 week course in Generating a Culture of Peace for one member of a community organization.
Focusing/NVC with the youth of CLAMOR
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This year we've trained 20 people in our combination of Nonviolent Communication and Focusing called Generating a Culture of Peace. Our students work with youth groups and families, striving to improve conditions and create opportunities so that Salvadorans won't feel that emigration is the only way to survive. Our students inspire us! Many want to become Certified Focusing Trainers. Your donation of $25 provides a 2-hour class for a deserving community worker who is making Focusing a part of everyday life.
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Dear friends, many of you just received our newsletter telling of all the communities we are serving in El Salvador. But we a going to have to put our project on hold because funds have run out. Melba does all she does on about $500 per month, and I don't earn anything. So if you could contribute just a little bit, it would help us out a lot!!!
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Wilfredo Salinas
65 months ago

donde se reunen tiene un lugar donde se practica el focusing, en el salvador,

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$3,939 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 73 months
Created December 12, 2012
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$5
Anonymous
14 months ago
$50
Suzanne Noel
14 months ago

Keep up the good work ladies!

$10
Naomi Horio
14 months ago

(same before)

$50
Naomi Horio
14 months ago

(same before)

$100
Naomi Horio
14 months ago

Dear Beatrice, I did a workshop in Sapporo northern place of Japan. I used card decks you sent me. These functioned very well. Thank you so much.

JK
$50
Jocelyn Kahn
17 months ago

Such beautiful work!

Wilfredo Salinas
65 months ago

donde se reunen tiene un lugar donde se practica el focusing, en el salvador,

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