El Salvador

June 15 - 28, 2019

PROJECT LEADERS

Lindsay Wood (contact

INDIVIDUAL COST

$2800

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 31, 2019

About this Project

Trip Focus: Clean water, community outreach, prison ministry, and OCC shoebox distribution

We are taking a team of volunteers on an exciting trip to El Salvador to help provide clean water for people who can’t access it otherwise. Together, the team will be working on the construction, installation and monitoring of BioSand Water Filters, as well as taking part in discipleship initiatives and community outreach.

Simple, Canadian-designed BioSand Water Filters (BSF) use layers of sand, gravel, and naturally occurring micro-organisms to transform contaminated water into safe water in seconds. In addition to a BSF, families receive health and hygiene training to foster positive behavior changes and overall health improvements for families. The team will be hosted by our partner organization – Agua Viva (Living Water); they are committed to the implementation and proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a holistic manner in order to achieve human transformation.

What are the accommodations? 
Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. Teams typically stay in the same community where the filters are being installed, along with our national team. Often, this is a church facility with separate spaces for male and female participants.

What will we eat? 
You will be eating traditional Salvadorian food.

What will the transportation be? 
You will travel from Calgary, through a major European city to Lviv, Ukraine.
*In country transportation will be by 15 passenger van and pick-up truck.

Next Steps?
If you are interested in joining us on the El Salvador Water Team in June 2019, please complete the online application before the application deadline. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 initial donation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the project leader.


MEETING DATES

9:30am at EC Headquarters

  • arch 3, 2018 (interest meeting - not mandatory)

  • March 10, 2018

  • April 7, 2018

  • May 12, 2018

  • June 9, 2018

  • TBD - Post trip debrief meeting

PAYMENT DEADLINES

  • $100 commitment deposit

  • April 15, 2018 - $800 This will bring your account balance to $900

  • May 13, 2018 - $900 This will bring your account balance to $1,800

  • June 10, 2018 - $900 This will bring your account balance to $2,700

  • July 8, 2018 - $900 Final payment to bring your account balance to $3,600

REQUIREMENT

  • Attend all team meetings 

  • Meet all payment deadline requirements

  • This trip is youth-inclusive, so individuals 16 and above may apply

*Dates and cost are approximate
**All payments are non-refundable