We are Sent as God’s people living up to and into the call to be disciples in a world of disparity and injustice.

Be Sent and challenge yourself to immerse, serve and learn in another culture. Experience how to truly embrace what you believe.

Be Sent back ready to become an advocate and put faith into action in your own community.

We believe that everybody deserves to have access to dignified, clean, sanitary ways to answer the call of nature.

With no access to sanitary ways to relieve themselves, many are forced to use uncovered pit latrines (a hole dug in the ground), local streams or rivers as makeshift toilets. This contaminates the water table and increases the risk of intestinal infections three times more since many families collect drinking water from wells or local streams.

CBM’s partner for Latrines for Life, ENLACE, says that “the second leading reason for medical checkups in El Salvador is treatment of parasites borne from fecal-contaminated water.” That may mean children miss school and adults can’t go to work, thus losing income, and incur often unaffordable medical expenses.

In rural areas of El Salvador, using a proper toilet is a luxury for 40% of the population.

There is a solution! SENT + ENLACE, along with church and community leaders, are building composting latrines made of brick and a tin roof to protect users from the elements. These prevent waste from contaminating water sources as it is stored in a cement container. Composted waste is then used as fertilizers for crops and gardens. The latrine project also provides waste disposal education, health awareness training and technical support. As a result, the community has seen a decrease in illnesses and have gained a renewed sense of pride. Win, win and more win!

On teaming up with local health officials and others in their community, Pastor Juan Ramirez of Casa del Alfarero says, “I am proud of what our church has been involved in. God’s love can come in many ways. Here, we are building latrines that turn waste into fertilizer and don’t leak into the water table. The impact is very great! We just need to build more.”

Current Trips

Due to Covid19 restrictions all trips are on hold. Please email us using the contact form if you are interested in attending any future SENT trips.