11 Jun 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacía abajo.

The greenhouse food production programme in Santa Marta is one of the longest standing youth-led initiatives in the community. It is a project organised and run entirely by young people, and the group is currently researching and practising organic agriculture - growing a wide range of different fruits and vegetables, testing various new seeds to see what grows well, and producing organic fertiliser. They are working towards an ove...

2 May 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacía abajo.

This new WINTA Story is based on an interview with Leonel Rivas, a young person from Santa Marta who, along with many others who feel strongly connected to their community and history, works tirelessly on events and projects to commemorate his community’s past and work for its future.

This story aims to speak about a history not spoken about enough within El Salvador, let alone on an international level. It is also a perfect example...

25 Apr 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacia abajo.

Our newest WINTA Story provides some context to previous pieces from Santa Marta, the community in Cabañas, El Salvador, where we are currently based, and is an article written by Ana María González. Ana María was one of a group of young people who were the first from Santa Marta to attend university in San Salvador. There she studied History, and is currently writing her thesis on the history and current situation of her community...

27 Mar 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacia abajo.

Continuing our tourism in El Salvador series, we've interviewed Edwin Carrillo of EC Tours, who also hosted us in our first week in San Salvador. In the interview, conducted over email, Edwin shared his professional opinions on the Salvadoran tourism industry and international perception of this country.

EC Tours operate a hostel in central San Salvador, roughly 6 blocks away from the historic centre, which features the National Pal...

19 Mar 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacia abajo.

For this week’s WINTA story we are very happy to share an interview with Maribel Hernández, member of Sueños de Madera (Dreams of Wood), a group of young entrepreneurs who make artisanal wooden items that reflect the day-to-day life and history of the community of Santa Marta, El Salvador.

Santa Marta is a community in the department of Cabañas, in north-eastern El Salvador. It was severely affected in the civil war (1980-92), with...

8 Mar 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacia abajo.

You, keeper of the woods

Woman of the immortal forest

Protector of rivers and seas

Your soul became fauna

And your hair, flora

Berta Cáceres was an incredibly strong and widely respected activist and indigenous leader, who fought against environmental and social injustices in her native Honduras and across Central America, and was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras on 3rd March 2016 for the success she achieved in her ca...

27 Feb 2017

Para leer el aporte en español, por favor desplácese hacia abajo.

We are very happy to share our first WINTA Story, which will form part of an ongoing feature on the small, but growing, tourism industry in El Salvador. This first WINTA Story is an interview with Juan Enrique Rosales, a tour guide with tourism operator La Ruta del Guerrillero. Here, Enrique shares his experiences of his work within the country and his thoughts on El Salvador, and what it has to offer.

What do you do in El Salvador?

...

Please reload

© 2017 by WINTA Project

Photographs by Tom Sheppard

Follow WINTA Project on:

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon