After hiding in the mountains for 12 years during El Salvadorís civil war, residents of Cinquera returned in 1992 to find their beloved town destroyed. They rebuilt the community, and with the help of CFCA sponsorship, families began again to dream of the future.
Today, CFCA sponsors 500 children, youth and aging in Cinquera, and the town is a model of community cooperation and pride. Sponsored members and their families, organized by CFCA Coordinator Blanca Aminta, participate in a monthly cleanup, a reflection of their unity and love of the place they call home.
More about Cinquera, El Salvador:
Read more about the cleaning campaign in Cinquera.
View before and after photos of Cinquera during cleanup day.
Read a history of Cinquera.
See some photos of Cinquera that help explain its history.