Los Amigos Episcopales is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. It is a small but very active part of the diocesan Peace and Justice Ministry, dedicated to supporting Episcopal schools and preschools in the Diocese of El Salvador. Open to all children, without regard to religious affiliation, these schools are located in areas lacking any other educational opportunities.
Some years ago a psychologist from Massachusetts organized preschools there with the idea that the only way to address the extreme poverty and upheaval in that civil-war-torn country was to provide education for the children in their most formative years. Following the cessation of the Massachusetts educational grant in 1995, Los Amigos voted to continue funding and support for the schools as our primary mission.
Additionally, Los Amigos contributes to a Bean Fund which loans money to farmers to purchase seeds. The loan is repaid by the farmers with a very modest interest when the crops are harvested.
For more information, please visit www.losamigosepiscopales.org