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Bonding over Abono: Organic Compost and Sustainable Community Development

The Sustainable Buffet

The composting project in Nombre De Jesus, Chalatenango, El Salvador was one of the big reasons I decided to study International Development in grad school–in addition to being one of the reasons I have such a deep admiration for the people of El Salvador.  Mecho, the mayor of the municipality had been at a conference in Brazil, saw a similar composting project in action, learned the basics, and believed that this would be something his municipality could do to improve their homes, health, and economy.

When I first visited Potrerillos in 2003 the project had been up and running for a little bit more than a year by the municipality’s youth.  In coordination with the municipality’s health promoters, who taught participating families how to sort their organic and inorganic waste, the youth collected the organic waste from the villages of Potrerillos and Nombre de Jesus and brought it to the…

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  1. March 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Great Post! Always good to hear how people can come together to take greater control over their communities.

  2. March 22, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Pretty nice post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really liked reading your posts.

  3. March 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for re-blogging my post Alvin! I appreciate your help 🙂

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