La Red (The Net)
La Red (The Net) is a Christian nonprofit organization.
We facilitate transformative development opportunities for people living in social vulnerability who reside in the coastal communities of La Libertad, El Salvador.
Years of presence and work
All of these years and work in the coastal communities of La Libertad have shown us that people living in social vulnerability can improve their quality of life if they are assisted in their urgent needs, guided in their walk with Christ, and educated holistically.
More than 200 families in our programs
More than 10 communities reached
Our work has 3 pillars: to assist to restore to educate the community
We work to meet urgent needs in the areas of food, health, and shelter.
Through preaching and discipleship, we teach the values of Christianity and its practice as an integral faith and lifestyle.
We offer training for life skills, employment, and entrepreneurship.
La Red was born as an initiative of the Castellanos family, who have been joined by individuals and organizations who share the call to help those in need.
Our origins date back to the mid-nineties.
At the beginning, Salvador and Mayi, along with their three children (Rodrigo, Marcelo, and Andrea) began to facilitate social aid activities in poor communities in El Salvador, including the beaches of La Libertad.
In 2004 they founded the Salvadoran chapter of www.convoyofhope.org
In 2006 they founded the Salvadoran chapter of www.christiansurfers.net
In 2014 they planted La Red Christian church at the popular El Tunco beach and registered the La Red Foundation for Transformational Development.
The Castellanos family continues to give their time and effort to La Red, and to their personal mission of “Love God and serve others”.
We aim to alleviate hunger, disease and the economic vulnerability suffered by hundreds of people in the coastal area of La Libertad.
We distribute food rations, building materials, and water filters.
We repair homes.
We manage and organize medical campaigns.
We subsidize medications and lab tests.
La Red Church
We are an inclusive and contemporary congregation.
Through discipleship and preaching, the universal values of Christianity are taught, and its practice of faith is shared as a way of life.
Our activities include general services and women, men, youth, children, and couples’ ministries.
We also hold community gatherings and personal growth workshops.
La Red Academy
It is a training center where we offer workshops and training for life skills, employment, and entrepreneurship. We use a model of compassionate, ethical, emotional, and social education.
We offer computer classes, English, and music permanently.
We also give workshops on soft skills, entrepreneurship, crafts, maintenance, hospitality, restaurant business and tourism.
We promote physical, mental, and emotional health through exercise, good nutrition, and hygiene habits.
Our activities include aerobics classes, sporting events, and talks on healthy habits.
We organize short-term mission trips under an all-inclusive concept through our partner www.surfingmissions.com
Activities in more than 15 communities
More than 2 thousand families reached by our programs
More than 15 medical campaigns
More than 3 thousand food rations delivered
More than 20 home improvement projects
More than 300 water filters delivered
More than 20 surf camps
More than 200 people attend our services at La Red church
More than 100 people between the ages of 6 and 65 have graduated from our computer courses
More than 75 people attend our English academy