The Sus Hijos (His Children) Foundation
The Sus Hijos (Spanish for His Children) Foundation in El Salvador is the newest addition to the global ministries supported by Cross of Life. It was founded in 2008 in response to the desperate needs of the many orphaned and abandoned children in El Salvador. Consider what it must be like growing up in an environment where:
- One-third of the population lives in poverty,
- The average child will drop out of school by the Fifth Grade,
- Adolescent girls in poverty are particularly vulnerable to sexual crimes and gangs,
- And where the murder rate is one of the highest in the world.
Donations to this non-profit organization support life-changing initiatives such as:
Services to Orphanages and Children’s Homes
Sus Hijos works with many private and government-run orphanages and children homes, providing a variety of services that include building relationships and mentoring, athletic activities, group outings, and Bible studies.
At age 18, teens are considered legal adults and are no longer eligible for government-run homes for children. The Transition Homes run by Sus Hijos meet the physical needs of the child — food, shelter and clothing in a physically safe environment – and more importantly, also provide the nurturing and guidance a teen desperately needs during these years. Sus Hijos provides everything necessary for the child to continue their education through online learning or continued classroom schooling. And they help the children learn financial skills and find a job.
On-the-Job Training at the States Diner
As a part of its efforts to provide practical job skills, Sus Hijos opened States Diner. A fully functioning restaurant in San Salvador serving six days a week, it provides on-the-job training with skills they can use to support themselves for years to come. And it is all done in a nurturing, caring Christian environment. Go to statesdiner.org for more info.
Help for those in Need
Sus Hijos also has other programs to aid the poor, particularly efforts aimed at building homes and providing meals for the homeless.
Read more about the work of Sus Hijos at their website: sushijos.org