El Salvador Visitation Trip

WELCOME TO UNITY 4 ORPHANS and MENDING ONE ANOTHER’S FIRST PRINCESS/SUPERHERO MISSION TO THE COUNTRY OF EL SALVADOR
FEBRUARY 4TH THRU 7TH, 2019

Thank you for participating on the first ever Unity 4 Orphans/Mending One Another Princess/Superhero Mission to El Salvador. Unity 4 Orphans intent is to inspire individuals to invest in the lives of abandoned and vulnerable children in the countries of Mexico, Nicaragua and El Salvador through consistent relationships and purpose driven programs. Through these relationships and programs, both the children and participants are “Mending One Another” by sharing their time and love with each other.

Vision Statements

Unity 4 Orphans

FIGHTING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE WHERE ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN EXPERIENCE POWER AND TRANSFORMATION IN EVERY AREA OF THEIR LIVES.

Mending One Another

GIVING HOPE AND A FUTURE TO THOSE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY.

Mission Overview

To create a “Fantasy Come True” event for the children living in the Remar Orphanage in Tamanique, La Libertad, El Salvador. These children have only dreamed and fantasized of meeting or even being a Princess or Superhero. Each child will receive a costume, creating the Princess/Superhero experience. This is something that they will never forget or would have never had the opportunity to play out without our help. We are bringing the MAGIC to each of these children, which is what this particular mission is all about.

The Country of El Salvador

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El Salvador is located in the heart of Central America, facing the Pacific Ocean to the south, Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the north.
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The countries highest elevation is 2,730m.
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Population of El Salvador is 6.378 million (2017)
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It is the smallest country in the region, approximately the size of Massachusetts.
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Weather is warm and humid. High 80s to low 90s during the day and high 70s to low 80 during the evenings.
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U.S. dollar is the local currency.
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Spanish is the official language.
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Time zone is Central Standard Time.

CHILDREN YOU WILL MEET AT REMAR ORPHANAGE

Frequently Answered Questions
Passport is required and must be current. Make a copy of your passport and keep it in a safe place in your luggage.

On your flight to El Salvador you will fill out a customs form. Note that you need to state you are traveling as a tourist. This form will be given to customs.

You will pay a $10.00 tourist entrance fee upon entering customs. This must be paid in cash.

Keep you cash in smaller bills less than $20’s is best.

Electric is 110v so your personal appliances will work. (shavers, hair dryers, etc)

DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER.

No specific shots or immunization shots are required but current tetanus is recommended.

Bring insect/mosquito repellant.

Always have hand sanitizer available and use frequently.

Casual attire is recommended since we will be playing with the children. Tennis shoes or sandals/flip flops are ok. Shorts, t-shirts and capri are your best bet. Do not wear flashy jewelry or accessories. NOTE: You have the option to dress up in costume the day of the Fantasy Come True event.

Bring a BEACH TOWEL for the pool. Basic bath towels at the villa are for use in showering.

Accommodations
Villa Surf Carr. El Litoral Km 43 ½ Urb. Cerromar #12 Tamanique, La Labertad

You will stay at Villa Surf (villasurf.com), a very beautiful beach property located inside the exclusive and peaceful Cerromar complex which has 24/7 gated security. This will be our own private villa. There are 4 bedrooms which are air conditioned each containing one private bath, deck and an ocean view. You may be sharing a room with up to 3 others depending on how many are on this trip. The beds are bunk style. You will have access to the private pool and courtyard. Wi-Fi is included. The villa has a totally equipped kitchen, dining room and a lounge area. Villa Surf is walking distance to the famous Sunzal and Tunco surf breaks and 35 minutes from El Salvador International Airport.

CONTACT NUMBER IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Andrea Geisinger 011-503-7737-3463
TRIP COSTS
4 days/3 nights$369 which includes transfers to and from the airport, private accommodations just for our group, Wi-Fi, private pool and court area, 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner prepared and served at our complex), daily transportation, drinking water and our personal mission leader/translator.
Half of trip cost due by January 5, 2019$185 Non refundable
Balance of trip cost due by February 1, 2019$184
Entrance into country through Customs$10 (paid in cash)
Lunch when out in the field (Tues and Wed)$30
Snacks and beverages purchased at grocery store$25
APPROX TOTAL DEPENDS ON PERSONAL PURCHASES$434

NOTE: This does not include airfare which you are responsible for. If you are in the airline business and plan on traveling nonrev, keep in mind you are taking the chance of not getting on the flight. I have personally purchased positive space tickets on SPIRIT for $175 round trip booked out of Ft Lauderdale (must book early for this great rate). American, United, Delta and Avianca also fly into San Salvador, El Salvador.

FOR THE CHILDREN
We are in need of more Princess costumes. I currently have an overstock of Superhero inventory that I will be bringing. You can purchase them on Amazon and need girls large and extra large .

Craft and art supplies. Be creative and think of something you can do with the children. Interaction is vital in showing love and our commitment to these children in the Remar orphanage.

Trip Itinerary
The following is our itinerary for the mission trip. (subject to daily changes)

Monday 4th-Arrival day
2:00 pm Arrival
2:30 pm Lunch at Villa Surf
3:30 pm Orientation
4:30 pm Trip to the store to buy supplies for the week and snacks
7:00 pm Dinner at Villa Surf
Tuesday 5th-Relax+Salty Pools+Princess/Superhero Party at Remar
8:30 am Breakfast at Villa Surf
9:30 am Visit Salty Pools by the ocean
12:30 pm Lunch at El Tunco town
2:00 pm Princess/Superhero party at Remar/Games/Activities
7:00 pm Dinner at Villa Surf
Wednesday 6th-Relaxing morning + Lunch at Remar and activity
8:30 am Breakfast at Villa Surf
9:30 am Choose fun/relaxing activity for the morning
12:00 pm Sponsor lunch at Remar
2:30 pm Fun activity at Remar/games/piñatas
7:00 pm Dinner at Covana
Thursday 7th-Departure day
8:30 am Breakfast at Villa Surf
10:00 am Leave for airport

LAST MINUTE REMINDERS
*If you plan on using a credit card, call your credit card company and inform them you will be using it in El Salvador Feb 4th through the 7th. You can also do this on their website in most cases.

*Leave the emergency contact number I gave you with someone back in the states.

Unity 4 Orphans and Mending One Another want to personally thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives and sharing your love and hugs with these children at the Remar Orphanage. I can ASSURE you this will be a life changing experience and one you will always hold precious in your heart.

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to me. My cell number is 612-845-7476 or by email at mending1a@gmail.com.

Warmly,
Cindy Paulus, Founder
Mending One Another

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