El Salvador

Lessons on Love and Resilience

In 2004, 19-year-old Anna Stout made her first trip to a small community in El Salvador. The people of El Espino soon became her family and the town her second home. She helped form the Foundation for Cultural Exchange, a Colorado-based nonprofit, which has been changing lives in El Espino and in Colorado ever since.

This book offers a narrative that is distinct from the hopelessness and bloodshed reported in the media, and instead humanizes the struggle to overcome the unimaginable odds to succeed and thrive in El Salvador.

(Click the book cover above or the button below to purchase the book from Amazon.)

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Support students in El Salvador while reading with friends

In a time when travel is nearly impossible, this book will transport you far from the pandemic to a small community in El Salvador. Experience its beauty and suffering, its struggles and survival, and how the people of El Espino are overcoming unimaginable odds to succeed and thrive. This is a great opportunity for globally-minded citizens to give back while enjoying a remarkable story told by a local resident and community leader. 

Individual: $15 for an autographed book and discussion questions.

Individual Gold: $30 for an autographed book, discussion questions, handmade solidarity bracelet and bookmark. Participate in a virtual book club event with the author.

Book Club Kit: $200 for 10 autographed books, discussion questions, handmade solidarity bracelets and bookmarks. Participate in a private virtual book club discussion with the author and your club members.

Contact us at FCEelsalvador@gmail.com to get your copies and supplies today!

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