El Salvador is the size of the state of Massachusetts. It is the heavily densely populated city in Central America. With the onset of the civil war that the United States help fund, left the country with distrust amongst its own people and left many children as Orphans because of the families fleeing or being killed because of the war. The government did not and does not have the resources to take care of the children adequately and many of the children fall between the cracks.
It’s as dangerous as any other major city in the United States. We know where to go and we have security at the mission house and the States Diner. We do our best to keep you safe.
By no means will you starve here. We have all the major fast food chains and even have our own restaurant and staff that will cook for you daily. Even special diets are not a problem.
Yes, we do have gangs here. "18" and "13" are the two big ones. Most of the killing they do is between themselves. The gang were started in California and have grown all over the world now. We pray for them daily.