I came across a blog entry today from a blogger doing interviews with the NGO Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America in El Salvador. Here is a sample:
One that made a huge impression on me Don Daniel is so humble, he is a grandfather, and his skin is a toasted caramel color from working in the fields his whole life. He was one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen from mango trees to fields of corn, ginger, mint, tomato, peppers, okra, chilies, cucumber….the chickens at his house and the cats and dogs all look healthy, a bit of a rarity in these parts. He always says I am not an educated man, I do not know about these things of the world, but I know about the earth, I know about how to grow things, and even though I am not educated I look around and I think this or that. He has such interesting perspectives on things. He tells us about how the mayors and district leaders who are with the FMLN do not get any money to run programs in their areas, but those who are part of the current government do. In communities with a mix you can see as those (families) with the governments party receive things like fertilizer or a basket of bare necessity goods like rice and beans, etc.
Read the rest here.