Covid-safer outdoor gym design

Pesas y Poder is proud to announce its Covid-Recovery Fundraising Drive!

Pesas y Poder promotes gender equity, community empowerment, and healing from trauma through the practice of strength sports in El Salvador.

As you already know, the twin disruptions of sickness and quarantine have caused suffering and economic hardship around the globe. Marginalized urban neighborhoods have endured the most intense devastation worldwide. On the outskirts of the capital city of San Salvador, where diabetes and violence already ravaged communities, the trauma of quarantine under poverty is visible on many bodies. As a result of this public health emergency, our indoor community gym had to close. People are afraid to exercise indoors. To make matters worse, most Salvadoran people will not receive access to the vaccine any time soon. Their pandemic has no end in sight.

Help Pesas y Poder respond to this public health crisis! We want to build a Covid-safer outdoor facility for Community Romero and Distrito Italia. We need a space to strengthen our bodies and our communities during a pandemic.

To make this project happen, we must raise $20,000 by June 15, 2021.  Every small donation brings us closer to this goal.  Pesas y Poder is a 501c3, and all donations are tax deductible. All donors to this project will receive recognition at our opening ceremony and a special thank you from community members.

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