We can hardly believe it’s already been three months since we joined ProNica. We are very grateful for the warm welcome and all the amazing stories shared by the staff and Board members from our very first day!
Meeting ProNica partner communities has been incredibly invigorating. From the inspiring work of the Women´s Cooperative in Rio Blanco, to the remarkable example of Acahualt’s work with the most marginalized, to the life-changing work of Los Quinchos with children, we have witnessed how, “God comes to us in the mist of human need,” and how those pressing needs “demand a community response.” (Britain Yearly Meeting, Quaker Faith and Practice, 23.48, Parker J Palmer, 1977)
We see this response in ProNica’s work, and collectively with all of you, we will continue to accompany our partners in their struggle for peaceful conditions, and to generate educational experiences that may give us a better understanding of the root causes of injustice.
As we prepare for next year’s exciting opportunities and challenges, we identify with a verse from the acclaimed Uruguayan poet, Mario Benedetti, that reminds us that, “…in the street arm in arm we are many more than two.” We are clearly not alone; we are part of a remarkable team of supporters, volunteers, advocates, board members, staff and partner communities, whose commitment of building peace through solidarity will continue its fruitful path in spite any obstacles we may possibly face.
In peace and solidarity,
Ada López Rivera & Ramón Sepulveda Velez