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A
a plant related to banana plant, mostly
abac/abaka Philippines general
harvested for the fibers similar to hemp.
means aging person or elderly when
describing benefits; in a letter from a child, it
abuelito, abuelita might refer to their actual grandpa or Latin America general
grandma- way it called the aging's
sponsored friends in certain projects.
acceso, accesar Login Latin America computer
a plant which produces inedible fruit that are
achiote Latin America general
used to produce red dye
acogedora welcoming, warm, helpful Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
CFCA in Venezuela, it is an uncapitalized
acrinave Venezuela general
acronym
acto cultural cultural presentation Latin America recreation
actualmente currently Latin America general
acuarelas watercolors Latin America education
acudiente guardian Latin America education
adolecentes teenagers/ youth/ youngish Latin America
agua potable drinking water Latin America housing
aguas negras sewage Latin America general
albail bricklayer Latin America construction
albailera construction, masonry Latin America general
alcance personal personal outreach Latin America general
alcantarillado sewer system, plumbing Latin America housing
aldea village Latin America general
alentarse to get better / to recover Honduras general
alfabetizacin literacy as in clases de alfabetizacin Latin America education
nutrition, sometimes used to refer to food in
alimentacin Latin America food/nutrition
general
alimentos groceries, food items Latin America general
almacn, almacenes store(s) or warehouse(s) Latin America food/nutrition
alto riesgo high risk Latin America general
analfabetismo illiteracy Latin America education
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
analfabeto, analfabeta illiterate, unable to read and/or write Latin America education
animal orphanage animal conservatory Africa recreation
animar encourage or motivate Latin America general
sponsored friend, sponsored friends;
apadrinado, apadrinados Latin America general
adjective meaning sponsored
ap A non-alcoholic maize drink Bolivia food/nutrition
api morado a thick purple corn drink Bolivia food/nutrition
apoyo assistance, support Latin America recreation
araguaney Natrional tree in Venezuela Venezuela agriculture
archivador rpido file folders Latin America education
file (as in paper files about sponsored
archivo Latin America general
families)
unleavened cornbread, cornbread patties or
arepas Colombia, Venezuela food/nutrition
pancakes
ariendo, arendamiento rent Latin America housing
arrabalizada slum-like conditions Dominican Republic
arranques start-up costs Chile general
arroba a weight measurment equal to 25 lbs Bolivia, Honduras general
arroz blanco white rice Latin America food/nutrition
pudding made with rice, condensed milk
arroz con leche Latin America food/nutrition
and cinnamon
an organization that provides medical and
ASEMBIS Costa Rica medical/health
vision care
neighborhoods, slums inside and around
asentamientos Guatemala, Latin America general
Guatemala City
aseo de casas housekeeping Latin America general
aseo personal personal hygiene Latin America medical/health
aseo, aceo cleaning (materiales de aseo) Latin America housing
atol chuco a hot beverage made from corn Honduras food/nutrition
atole a cornmeal drink/porridge Latin America food/nutrition
atraco Colombia general
a robbery that occurs during broad daylight
autoestima self-esteem Latin America general
auxilio funerario funeral assistance Latin America recreation
auyamas pumpkin Venezuela food/nutrition
avena oatmeal Latin America general
ayote pumpkin (soft-skinned squash) Central America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
ayotera pumpkin field Latin America general
ayuda mutua mutual assistance Latin America general
ayurveda traditional Indian homeopathic medicine India health

B
a native filipino who migrated overseas to
balikbayan work and has now retired and returned to the Philippines general
Philippines
balnerio Seaside resort/spa Latin America general
village or neighborhood; it is the smallest unit
barangay Philippines general
of government
barong-barong shanty Philippines housing
barranco steep banks, bluffs, or hillsides Latin America general
barrilete Kite Honduras general
barrio neighborhood Latin America food/nutrition
towns created specifically for the sugar cane
bateyes Dominican Republic general
workers by these compaines
helping other people without asking anything
Bayanihan Philippines general
in return
beca scholarship Latin America education
becado/a, becario/a scholarship student /scholarship holder Latin America general
BEED Bachelor Elementary Education Philippines education
classical dance form originating in Tamil
Bharatanatyam India general
Nadu
bienestar well-being Latin America general
Latin America/ Dominican
bimensual general
every two months Republic
bioanalista medical lab technicial/analyst Latin America health

biriyani a set of rice-based foods made with spices, India food/nutrition


rice, meat, fish, eggs, or vegetables
bisagras hinges Latin America construction
bistur craft knife, Exacto knife Colombia education
bolinchas marvels- canicas Costa Rica game
borrador eraser Latin America general
food/nutrition &
brawn India
headcheese livelihood
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
brinca-brinca inflatable bounce house Latin America recreation
Buklod collective group Philippines general
buuelos fried flour with honey and sugar Latin America food/nutirtion
buzo deportivo athletic outfit, warm-ups, sports uniform Latin America education

C
caballo bayo it is a horse with light hair color Latin America general
cabra(s) goat(s) Latin America general
cada ocho das once a week, every week Latin America general
cada quince das every two weeks Latin America food/nutrition
caficultura coffee growing Latin America general
caites sandals or house slippers Guatemala general
a powder used to mix a plaster-like mortar,
cal used to finish walls on mud or concrete Latin America housing
homes; kind of like adobe -Lime
calaminas corrugated metal siding Latin America housing
knee socks (part of the girl's school uniform
calcetas Latin America clothing
in most of Latin America)
caligrafa hand-writing Latin America education
calzado footwear Latin America clothing
camndulas rosary Honduras general
cambur, platano banana Venezuela food
caminata a/the walk Latin America general
campia/campo countryside Latin America general
canasta bsica food basket, basic groceries Latin America food/nutrition
caaverales sugar cane fields Dominican Republic general
when referring to money or bills, it means to
cancelar Latin America general
pay the bill
canjica plastic washtubs Latin America housing
canoas de plstico Tastes a bit like sweet popcorn Brazil food
cantn neighborhood, community, area Guatemala general
capacitacin training Latin America general
capacitado, capacitada trained Latin America general
carabao water buffalo Philippines livelihood
caraotas negras black beans Venezuela food/nutrition
CARE Caring Resources for the Elderly Philippines general
carencia, carencias lack, shortage Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
carne mechada shredded beef Venezuela food/nutrition
carpas solares greenhouse Latin America general
carpeta folder, report cover Latin America general
carpicola Glue Bolivia education
carpir sweeps Bolivia housing
carriola baby stroller Mexico general
cartapacio folder Latin America education
carterista pick-pocketing, pick-pocket Latin America general
cartuchera pencil case Latin America education
cartulina poster board Latin America general
casa house Latin America housing
CFCA Community Adjoins to Strengthen
CASARO Aging & Children-Sponsors Relationship Legazpi general
Organization
casco urbano urban area Latin America general
a starchy edible root, often referred to as
cassava yuca/yucca in Latin American countries. Ok Africa/Philippines food/nutrition
to refer to as cassava in updates.
the geographic area that is served by a
catchement area Africa general
project or subproject
catequesis Catechesis/Christian Value Formation Latin America education
catre cot, camp bed Latin America general
CCS community of compassion Mexico
cebollal onion field Honduras agriculture
Cedro Cedar Latin America tree
cdula government identification card Latin America general
ceguera blindness Latin America medical/health
ceiba Silk-cotton tree Venezuela tree

celadura Latin America general


security, work as a warden or security guard
Family Center; ok to refer to in updates as
Centro Familia de la Fundacin "the project's Family Center" or "the Santo Dominican Republic education/general
Domingo Project Family Center"
floor wax (since floors usually are not
ceras carpeted); may be included with personal South America general
hygiene items
cercana nearby, close Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
cercana closeness, unity, togetherness Latin America education
cereales cereal Latin America education
Documentation of Government Social
Certificate of Indigence Support Service enrollment. Also called Philippines general
Indigence Card.
CGS subproject group communications coordinator Mexico general

Coordinator for regional groups of


CGS (Coordinador de Grupo de subprojects, most work out of the
Latin America general
Subproyectos) coordinating office and oversee a group of
subprojects
chal shawl (plural is chales) Guatemala clothing
chalina scarf Latin America clothing
chamarra jacket, Latin America clothing
chanclas sandals or house slippers Latin America clothing
changuitos pequias Type of monkey Ecuador animal
talks, lectures (usually educational,
charla, charlas Latin America education
motivational or formative in nature)
chevere great (have a good time) Venezuela y Colombia general
chibolas marbles El Salvador game
chibolas two balls in a cord Argentina traditions
popular drink made by a fermented corn and
Chicha molasses
Venezuela food/nutrition
chigua/calabaza squash/pumpkin Mexico/Mrida vegetable/food
chilate white corn typical drink Honduras food/nutrition
chiltoma green pepper Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
chin-chin honduras children's game
chino swing Nicaragua general
Chinola Shoe polish cream Honduras housing
perennial legume that is native to Mexico and
chipilin Central America
Cental America Food
Chiripeo temporary job Dominican Republic general

chiva un autobus condiscoteca/A bus with discoteque or Colombia general


music; it's considering a national patrimony

chiverre (type of squash grown for its edible seeds, fruit, Costa RIca food/nutrition
and greens;. come into season around Holy week
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
choclo maize/corn Latin America food/nutrition
chocolate para hervir hot chocolate Latin America food/nutrition
chocolisto enriched chocolate milk drink Latin America general
chocoyito parakeet Managua/Nicaragua animal
chfer, choferes driver(s), usually of buses Latin America general
chucho / chucha male dog / female dog Central America general
hot corn drink love by Salvadorans (made
chuco from fermented corn oil, water,salt and El Salvador/Honduras food/nutrition
alguashte-ground pumpkin seeds), served in
a "morro"
chumpa jacket, rainjacket Guatemala, Latin America clothing
chumpa de lona jean jacket, denim cloths Guatemala, Latin America clothing
Chutas candies Costa Rica food
chyavanaprash a jam or paste made up of natural ingredients sIndia nutrition
ciego blind Latin America medical/health
cinta adhesiva tape Latin America general
cipote child, kid Honduras general
clavos nails Latin America housing
coctel, tarros de is a jar of chopped fruits Costa RIca food/nutrition
coconut fiber that is used to weave items
coir India livelihood
such as door mats.
A treat bag or other small gift given to
colacin children during the christmas holidays, which Latin America food
usually includes candy

colada morada special drink prepared with different Ecuador food/nutrition


colorings and additions, as well as chopped
fruits; usually served around the holidays
colbn a particular brand of glue Latin America education
colchas Latin America housing
mattresses or cots (depends on the context)
enrollment fees or tuition (depends on the
colegiatura Nicaragua,Guatemala education
context)
high school in most of Latin America, school
colegio Latin America, Nicaragua general
in general in Nicaragua
colonia neighborhood Central America food/nutrition
colores crayons Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
A smooth, flat griddle typically used in
Mexico to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear
meat, and generally prepare food. Similar
cookware is called a budare in South
Comal Mxico and Central America general
America. Some comals are concave and
made of "barro" (clay). These are still made
and used by the indigenous peoples of
Mexico and Central America.

A painting style common in San Juan


Comalapa Comalapa; traditionally referred to as the Guatemala talent
Curruchiche style
comedor cafeteria/soup kitchen Latin America food/nutrition
comenzar start Latin America general
projectmates (when they're not friends or
compaeros de proyecto Latin America general
classmates)
comparsas music bands in a parade Latin America general
Compotas fruit preserves South America nutrition
compromiso commitment Latin America food/nutrition
con rallas, con rayas lined (referring to paper) Latin America education
Concientizar, Concientizacin awareness Latin America education
confites candies Managua/Nicaragua food
conjunto suit, skirt and blouse set South America clothing
consom soup or bouillon Latin America food/nutrition

consulta consultation, meeting, discussion, medical Latin America education


exam or consultation (depends on context)
contaminacin pollution Latin America general

though it can be translated as "counts on", in


contar con, cuenta con, cuentan benefit updates, it most often means "has"
Latin America education
con (for example, el proyecto cuenta con un
programa de auto-sostenimiento, means the
project has a livelihood program)
contrasea password -TM Latin America computer
convenio agreement Latin America general
convivencia spending time together, gathering Latin America general
convivio pot luck, gathering Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
convivir to spend time together Latin America general
a low-status laborer/carry lougage/red
cooli/coolie India general
hat/porter
Cooperative Development a government program in the Philippines
Philippines general
Authority offering skills training
copitos cotton swabs (q-tips) Latin America medical/health
copra dried coconut meat Philippines food/nutrition
corrector correction fluid (like White-Out) Latin America general
corregimiento (os) county or counties Colombia general
corta edad young age Latin America general
corte tpico traditional mayan skirt Guatemala, Mexico clothing
corte y confeccin dress-making, tailoring, sewing Latin America general
cosecha crop / harvest Latin America general
cosecha harvest (product of the crop) Latin America geernal
costura sewing Latin America general
Telecommunication organization
COTA Bolivia general
(Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones)
Cotillon Hat Colombia general
cotizacin, cotizaciones price estimates, cost quotes Latin America general
cotizar to get/seek price estimates quotes Latin America general
cousin brother a male first cousin India general
"raising" as in cra de cabras or "goat
cra de Latin America general
raising"
cricketing crocheting Philippines livelihood
sisters of Congregation of Teresian
CTC Education
Carmelites India
cronograma timeline, schedule Latin America general
cuaderno notebook Latin America education
cuartilla a weight measurment of 6.25 lbs Bolivia general
cuatro typical instrument - a little 4 stringed guit Venezuela cultural
Cuballera A four pocket shirt Honduras clothing
cuenta bancaria bank account Latin America general
cuenta de ahorro savings account Latin America general
cuerina synthetic leather Colombia general
cuero, de cuero leather Latin America clothing
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
Game known as Cuilio Ladrn. Cuilio es un
cuilio nombre popular para llamar s los policas- Cops Latin America game
and Robbers in English
curd rice rice with yogurt India food/nutrition
A painting style common in San Juan
curruchiche Comalapa; sometimes referred to as the Guatemala talent
Comalapa style

D
"Festival of Lights", an important five-day
celebration that takes place between mid-
Deepavali/Diwali/Devali October and mid-November; the most India general
important festival of the year for Hindus and
a national holiday in India.
delantal School aprons Colombia education
refers to crime in general, may be used with
delincuencia Latin America general
juvenil to mean juvenile delinquency
descalzo barefoot Latin America general
desempeo acadmico academic performance Latin America education
deslave mudslide, landslide Latin America general
deslizamiento de tierra landslide Latin America general
desparasitantes anti-parasite medication Latin America medical/health
literally it means "hand out", but it can be
despensa translated as "package" or "distribution", Latin America food/nutrition
normally used when referring to food items
(una despensa con productos bsicos)
to waste; to not take advantage of (for
desperdiciar Latin America general
example, l se desperdici su educacin)
desplazamiento forzoso forced displacement or resettlement Latin America housing
called Hanal Pixn/Mayan Yucatn- Day of
dia de muertos Latin America general
the dead
means happiness in the phrase con paz y
dicha Latin America education
dicha

DIF a government social assistance program in Mexico general


Mexico (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia)
digitador, digitadores typist, typists Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
dinmicas interactive games or activities Latin America recreation
Divina Pastora Devine Shepherdess Venezuela general
domicilio house Latin America housing
dona doughnut Latin America food/nutrition
download descargar Latin America computer
drenaje drainage or sewer system Latin America housing
outfit or clothing; appropriate for both
dress Asia clothing
genders
doralita corrugated sheet metal or other material Guatemala construction
dulces candy Latin America food/nutrition
dulce de leche carmel Latin America food/nutrition
dulce de lechoza o papaya candied fruit dessert o papaya Venezuela food
Type of custard made of corn, rice and
Dulce de Mazamorra Venezuela food
coconut
Typical regional candies -(condensed milk,
dulces criollos Barquisimeto food
carmel, etc)

E
edredn comforter South America general
Today in history/list of anniversaries of
efemrides Latin America history
historical events of a given day
electrodomsticos appliances Latin America housing
elocution Oratory Competition Philippines talen development
elote corn on the cob Central America food/nutrition
corn with mayonnaise, mustard,cheese and
elote loco El Salvador food/nutrition
worcestershire sauce
empalmes connections Latin America general
empanada turnover Latin America food/nutrition
empoderamiento/impulsar empowerment/implementing strategies/ Latin America general
literally it means "in piles" or "heaped up", it
en hacinamiento is most often used to describe very crowded Latin America housing
living conditions (for example, ellos tienen
que vivir en hacinamiento)
a level of housing construction that is still "in
en obra negra process", the houses are in an incomplete Latin America housing
state and have just the basic elements
(rustic walls, roofs, and floors)
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
as a noun, it refers to the person "in charge"
encargado, encargada Latin America general
or the director

enseres Latin America housing


tools, supplies, utensils (depends on context)
a brand of fortifed powedered milk commonly
ENSURE- leche used for malnourished babies, children, or Latin America food/nutrition
elderly
entrenamiento
Latin America general
laboral/capacitacion lanbor training
escolta color guard Latin America civics/social
escuadras Latin America general
in a list of school supplies it means compass
esferos ballpoint pens Colombia education
espagueti pasta Latin America food/nutrition
espigas redondas round rod or rebars Guatemala construction
estampa o estampita prayer card Latin America general
estilete craft knife, Exacto knife Bolivia education
the two lowest socioeconomic strata or
estratos 1 y 2 levels in Colombia; typically, strata 1 and 2 is Colombia general
pretty poor, 3 and 4 is "middle class," and 5
and 6+ is "upper class."
estropajo loofah or exfoliating sponge Latin America general
estuche geomtrico geometry tools set Latin America education
pass the examinations or tests in different
excenta/o Mxico and Central America education
classes
eximida pass the school classes Venezuela education

F
fbrica factory Latin America general
receipt or bill, literally it means to "add up"
factura, facturar Latin America general
but it's usually referring to preparing a bill
fallecer Brazilian beans Brazil food
fallecimiento death Latin America general
feijoada to die, pass away Latin America food/nutrition
ficha social family record Latin America general
fideos noodles/pasta Latin America food/nutrition
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
fiestas patrias Managua/Nicaragua civics/social
national holiday to celebrate independence
fiesterita small party Latin America recreation
finca farm, plantation Latin America general
Family Life Enhancement and Management
FLEMS Philippines general
Seminar
foami craft foam Venezuela education
FODI Fondo de Desarrollo Infantil (child developmenEcuador family assistance
foolscap letter-writing stationery or tablet Kenya education
formularios form Latin America general
franela shirt or undershirt, t-shirt in Venezuela South America clothing
frazada blanket Latin America general
fustn skirt Bolivia clothing
ftbol rpido indoor soccer Latin America recreation

G
gabardina raincoat South America clothing
gaiteros rice with chicken Brazil food
galinhada traditional Venezuelan music group Venezuela
cookies (though we wish the projects gave
galletas Latin America general
out crackers instead of cookies)
gallina hen Latin America general
gallinas ponedoras laying hens Latin America general
traditional dish of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
gallo pinto made with rice and beans. The dish contains Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
more rice than beans.
ganadera livestock Latin America general
ganadera ranch/cattle-raising Latin America general
ganado cattle Latin America general
gandola Truck venezuela general
garri cassava flour Nigeria food/nutrition
gaveteros, gabeteros dresser Latin America general

GERD Extra Curricula Groups/ Grupos Extra Colombia-Antioquia Education


Escolares de Recreacion Dirigida y Deportes
nutritional yeast, used as a dietary
glucose India nutrition
supplement for protein
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
grupo de madres de formacin/formational
GMF Caribbean general
group of mothers
golosinas candy, junk food Latin America food/nutrition
goma eraser Latin America education
goma para pegar glue Latin America education
grapas staples Latin America education
G.R.E.A.T. Gangs Resistance Education and Training El Salvador education
green grams mung beans Africa food/nutrition
groundnuts peanuts Africa food/nutrition
Quechua term that means "little child"; at
guagua Christmas it is traditional to serve little Ecuador food/nutrition
breads that mimic this shape
El Guancasco es una tradicin muy
hondurea, entre los pueblos indgenas,
es una fiesta en la que dos o ms pueblos
se renen para celebrar sus fiestas
patronales, por lo general coincide con la
misma temporada, hay un pueblo
anfitrin... el otro o los otros salen de sus
Guancasco Honduras Festivities
comunidades y emprenden una caminata
hasta el lugar de encuentro, seguido de
una ceremonia y protocolo, los
pobladores que se encuentren comparten
la bebida tradicional del Chilate con
dulce y termina con la fiesta amenizada
por una orquesta de marimba
guardapolvo School aprons Bolivia education
guicoy squash Guatemala food/nutrition
essentially a banana; usually smaller and
guineo Central America food/nutrition
greener
guirilla corn pancake Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
guisquil Chayote El Salvador food/nutrition
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general

H
habichuelas beans Caribbean food/nutrition
most often used when describing birthday or
hacer un paseo Latin America food/nutrition
recreational activities, it means "field trip"

mixture of various meats filling inside corn


hallacas dough, wrapped with banana leaves.- like a Venezuela food/nutrition
tamal

Hanal Pixn Mayan/Catholic Day of the Dead (Yucutn) Mexico recreation


harina de pltano plantain flour South America food/nutrition
hierro iron (usually iron rebar for pooring concrete) Latin America housing
higiene bucal oral hygiene Latin America general
a town located at a higher elevation than the
hill station India general
nearby plain or valley
hilote corn cob stripped of its corn Central America food/nutrition
hisopo cotton swabs (q-tips) Latin America general
A flower that can be cooked - like a
hizote Honduras food/nutrition
cauliflower
hogar de reposo nursing home Latin America general
hojaldre pastry Colombia food/nutrition
hojas de ministro office paper Latin America education
hojuelas de maz corn flakes Latin America food/nutrition
horchata drink made from rice- very tasty Latin America food/nutrition
horlicks a vitamin enriched malt supplement that is usuIndia nutrition
typical dish in Nicaragua which is a roasted
hornado Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
and bake chicken
hortalizas vegetables Latin America food/nutrition
huano palm frond roofs Latin America housing
huerto garden Latin America general

huipil traditional mayan blouse, usually made of Guatemala, Mexico clothing


colorful fabrics and heavily embroidered

I
IBL/IBR Individual benefit log/record Philippines general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
south Indian savory cake, usually enjoyed at
idly/idli India food/nutrition
breakfast or as a snack
Iglesia ni Cristo Church of Christ Philippines general
an protein-enriched dietary supplement,
incaparina usually in powdered form to mix into drinks Latin America food/nutrition
or food
also called Certificate of Indigence.
Indigence card Documentation of Government Social Philippines general
Support Service enrollment.
corn based dish made with corn, rice, soup
Indio viejo and meet, all in one plate Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition

Insituto de la Niez y Familia (Insitute of


INFA Ecuador Values formation
Children and Family)
informes reports Latin America general
tenement housing for the poor (generally
inquilinato(s) Latin America housing
crowded and poorly constructed)
insumos supplies Latin America general
Instituto Tcnico de Capacitacin y
INTECAP Guatemala education
Productividad; technical university
integracin inclusion Latin America general
boarding school; nursing home; orphanage;
internado a person who lives in any of these places Latin America housing
(depends on context)
tournament between schools, sport
Intramuros, juegos Latin America education
tournaments, field games

intramuros (juegos) Latin America education


Sport Tournament - games between schools
isocola glue Bolivia education

J
jabn de bao body soap Latin America food/nutrition
jabn de lavar dish soap Latin America education
jabn de tocador hand soap Latin America general
jaboncillo shaving cream/soap Latin America general
yaxis jacks with ball Honduras game
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general

a fruit commonly used in Asian cuisine; it can


jackfruit be eaten raw or cooked, depending on Asia food/nutrition
ripeness. The seeds can be boiled and eaten
like beans and the leaves of the tree can be
used as a wrapping in steam dishes.
jalea real honey Bolivia food/nutrition
jankaquipa type of corn/maize and vegetable soup Bolivia food/nutrition
jeep-like vehicle, orginally old American army
jeepney Philippines general
jeeps

jefatura femenina Latin America general


used to describe single-mother households
jembe a metal, forked hoe used for farming Africa general

cannonball-like fruit 710 cm diameter,


difficult to break into, growing in an 8m tall
small tree. It has hard, It is believed that
jicara these fruit characteristics evolved as a Latin America general
defense mechanism against seed predation.
The seeds inside germinate unless the fruits
are broken open, and with the exception of
horses and humans, no animals break open
the fruits. Often is found as art & craft bowls.
jilote baby corn or an immature ear of corn Central America food/nutrition
jocote maran also tejocote-howthorn (plant-fruit tree); Latin America food/nutrition
jolote turkey Honduras food
jornada session or shift Latin America general
jornalero day laborer (usually agricultural) Latin America general
Sport tournament - games between schools -
juegos intramuros Latin America education
field games
juegos geomtricos geometry tools set Latin America education
June's festivity to celebrate Saint John the
Junina Brazil general
Baptist/Winter solstice arrival

K
a team contact sport based on recreational
Kabadi India recreation
combat training
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
Tagalog word for neighbor; some Philippines
Kapitbahayan projects use this term for their small Philippines general
community groups of sponsored members'
families
kasuy cashew Philippines nutrition
kermes charity fair/carnival/town's festivities Latin America cultural
kickimball juego de pelota suave/softball game Venezuela sports
kolattam a type of Indian folk dance India recreation
kummiattam a type of Indian folk dance India recreation

L
a brand of fortifed powedered milk commonly
la leche ENSURE used for malnourished babies, children, or Latin America food/nutrition
elderly
La lleva o la traes Childrens game that is known as TAG El Salvador game
lady finger okra India food/nutrition
sheets, a techo de lminas is a corrugated
lminas Latin America housing
tin roof
literally means sheets of zinc but we'd call it
lminas de zinc Latin America housing
corrugated tin (most often used for roofs)
lapicero pen Latin America general
latas / lateria can food latin America food/nutrition
Lawa de Choclo maize soup (might be a brand name) Bolivia food/nutrition
Lawa de Chuo a freeze-dried potato soup Bolivia food/nutrition
leche (en polvo) (powdered) milk Latin America general
lechoza (dulce de) candied fruit dessert o papaya Venezuela food
lechona pig and rice Colombia food
lechina chickenpox Venezuela health
lectura bblica Latin America general
Bible reading, not necessarily a Bible study
legumbres vegetables Latin America food/nutrition
household bleach or sometimes refers to
leja Latin America health
caustic soda (lye)
lema theme, motto, slogan Latin America general
lencera linens Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
a livelihood program designed to assist
sponsored families in attaining food
Likas-Kayang Pagkain Project (L sustainability; in Tagalog language, pagkain Philippines livelihood/food
means "food" and likas-kayang means
"sustainability"
linaza flaxseed Latin America food/nutrition
literally it means to "fill out a family record",
llenar la ficha social, llenando but it is often used as a synonym for signing
a family up for sponsorship. If the project Latin America general
ficha
agrees to sponsor a child they will "llenar la
ficha social"

loroco an edible flower that grows mostly in El El Salvador food/nutrition


Salvador and surrounding countries; it is
commonly used in pupusas (stuffed tortillas)
to fight, struggle, work, continue on; the
luchar, lucha Latin America general
struggle or challenge

M
MABKAP Mabuhay Sikap Garments Production Philippines general
madeja emroidery thread, yarn Latin America education
wood; if it says "de madera", translate as
madera "wooden", "madera machimbrada" wood Latin America housing
products/lumber
mothers group leaders (please don't
madres lderes Latin America general
translate as mother leaders)
madrina sponsor Latin America general
madrugada early morning Latin America general
madrugar to wake up early Latin America general
maginado run-down Dominican Republic general
maicena cornstarch Latin America food/nutrition
maicillo sorghum El Salvador food/nutrition
maiz corn Latin America food/nutrition
maiz pelado shell maize boiled with lime Latin America food/nutrition
maize corn all food/nutrition
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
corn pudding made with coconut milk, fresh
majarete corn, cornstarch, milk, water, vanilla, Venezuela food/nutrition
cinnamon and sugar

Is a tuber,tropical vegetable, closely related


to taro (dasheen) looks like a potatoe,
Malanga Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
requires careful cooking. The young leaves
can also be cooked and eaten.

malta cereal Caribbean food/nutrition


mamila baby bottle Latin America feed babys
man peanut Latin America food/nutrition
manjar blanco sweet of sugar and milk Colombia food/nutrition
mantel tablecloth Latin America general
manualidades handicrafts, crafts Latin America general

maquila factory or assembly plant that imports materials Mexico General


and equipment on a duty-free basis
mquina de coser sewing machine Latin America general
maquinilla/sacapuntas sharpener, sacapuntas Latin America Education
mara, maras gang members Latin America general
maracuya passion fruit Venezuela, Latin America food/nutrition
pastry made out of 'masa' dough (corn
masita Bolivia food/nutrition
dough)
MAT Mission Awareness Trip Latin America general
enrollment fees or tuition (depends on the
matrcula Latin America food/nutrition
context)
Public Water company, sometimes project
Maynilad refers to a family having Maynilad Water Philippines housing
Supply
mazamorra maize soup Colombia food/nutrition
mechilla type of thread Bolivia general
medio ambiente environment Latin America general
meneitos cheetos Costa RIca food
menestra Local lentil dish Ecuador food
mensualidad monthly tuition Latin America education
means groceries or food basket when
mercado, mercado de alimentos Colombia education
describing the nutrition benefits
metras marbles Venezuela game
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
mica Childrens game that is known as Tag Central America game
Mix of potatoes with other ingredients and
milcao or melcao Bolivia food/nutrition
you fried
millet a small cereal grain Africa nutrition
milo enriched chocolate milk drink Latin America/Philippines nutrition
milpa corn field, corn crop Central America general
minga community work day Ecuador general
mochila backpack Latin America recreation
Like a scarecrew that is burn in New Year
monigote eve/doll made of paper and other flammable Ecuador recreation
materials
yellow-footed tortoise: also called
yellow-foot/yellow-legged tortoise,
Brazilian giant or South American forest
tortoise, as well as local names such as
morrocoytes Venezuela animal
'morrocoy', 'woyamou' or 'wayamo', or
some variation of 'jabuta'. Many of the
local names are shared with the similar
red-footed tortoise.
montaosa mountainous Latin America general
mora leaf used to make soup El Salvador food

cannonball-like fruit 710 cm diameter,


difficult to break into, growing in an 8m tall
small tree. It has hard, It is believed that
these fruit characteristics evolved as a
morro defense mechanism against seed predation. Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
The seeds inside germinate unless the fruits
are broken open, and with the exception of
horses and humans, no animals break open
the fruits. used as a artcraft's bowls or to
served chuco or tiste.
morochas twins Venezuela general
morral backpack Latin America recreation
morrocoy turtle Venezuela animal
mosh oatmeal Guatemala food/nutrition
motac palm leaves/fronds (used for roofs) Bolivia housing
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
NOT mothers' or mother's; small groups of
mothers groups sponsored mothers working towards making India general
their group self-sustaining
muebles furniture Latin America housing
murukku a popular savory snack India food/nutrition

N
Loquat, a small yellow little fruit (quijote in
nnce Latin America food/nutrition
Mexico or nispero)
natal day birthday Philippines general
natilla sweet of sugar, milk and flour Colombia food/nutrition
naranjilla Ecuador Fruit
An act that provides a legal guarantee for
one hundred days of employment in every
National Rural Employment financial year to adult members of any rural India general
Guarantee Act household willing to do public work-related
unskilled manual work at the standard
minimum daily wage.
grass or palm leaves, woven for
nipa Philippines general
housing/roofing and other items
nochebuena Christmas Eve Latin America, Philippines recreation
register, usually used to refer to the benefits
nmina log that sponsored families must sign in Latin America general
order to verify receipt of benefits
notas grades, marks Latin America education
nine days of prayer prior to Christmas,
Novena de Aguinaldos begins December 16th and ends on Colombia, South America education
Christmas day
nine days of prayer prior to Christmas,
Novena de Navidad begins December 16th and ends on Colombia, South America general
Christmas day
Novillo/novillada Calf/bullfighting with young bulls Ecuador recreacin
Nuegado El Salvador food
dish made with yuca and honey- Typic dish
Nuegano dish made with corn, cheese and honey Honduras food
in reference to a family it means large (as in
numerosa Latin America general
lots of people)
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
brand of enriched powdered drink mix,
Nutrikao Bolivia food/nutrition
comes in chocolate and fruit flavor

O
mothers group officers: president, secretary,
Office bearers Trichy, India general
treasurer, etc
OFW Overseas Filipino Worker Philippines general
OJT On-the-Job Training Philippines education
olla de peltre cast-iron pot Latin America general
orientacin familiar family counseling Latin America general
orquidea orchid, National floer in Colombia Colombia general
orthodontics, therapy, or treatments, that
ortopedia maxilar help those with dental irregularities or cleft Latin America medical/health
palates
OSY Out-of-School Youth Philippines education
Oyilattam a type of Indian folk dance India recreation

P
Mexico - is a sort of covering for hammocks,
like a tent. Venezuela - Pabelln Criollo- A
national dish consisting of a delicious
pabellones combination of carne mechada (shredded Latin America general
beef), arroz blanco (white rice), caraotas
negras (black beans) and tajadas (fried
plantains),

means to suffer from, most commonly used


in reference to suffering from an illness (for
padece del example, la nia padece del pecho means Latin America medical/health
the girl has a chest or upper respiratory
illness)
padecimiento illness, health problem Latin America medical/health
padrino sponsor Latin America education
palapa thatched hut or gazebo with thatched roof Mexico general
palo pito Sacred red bean Mayan grains
PamBuhay which is akin to a tamal Brazil food/nutrition
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
pamonha Quezon general
small group of parents of sponsored children
pampas lowlands Bolivia general
ham bread, bread that is rolled with ham,
pan de jamn Venezuela food/nutrition
olives and other ingredients inside
paal, paales diaper(s) Latin America education
pandilla, pandillas gang(s) Latin America education

panela a hardened block of sugar cane juice, used Latin America education
as a sweetner (translate as sugarloaf)
panetn panettone Latin America food/nutrition
panita friend Venezuela general
PANI National Patronage for Children Costa Rica general
pao toalla/ Towel Costa Rica general
pantaln de lona jeans Mexico, Guatemala clothing
panteon navideo Christmas candy Bolivia general
parrot, knows as the papagayo flag because
papagayo it plumage has the colors of the Colombian Colombia general
flag.
papel bond poster board Latin America education
means "bond paper" or in other words,
papel bond (resmas de) Hermano Pedro education
regular white copying or printing paper.
papel de cuadrcula graph paper Latin America education
papel iris de colores colored construction paper Latin America general
papel lamipel white paperroll Bolivia education
papel lustrillo tissue paper Venezuela education
papel madera packing paper Latin America education
papel mantequilla yellow paper (like a legal pad) Latin America education
papel seda tissue paper Latin America education
paquetes batches - TM Latin America computer
paquetes subidos batches uploaded - TM Latin America computer
parales studs Guatemala construction
a tropical mountain grassland (located
pramo South America general
mostly in the Andes)
parchita passion fruit Venezuela, Latin America food/nutrition
parques de diversiones amusement parks Latin America recreation
parques temticos theme parks Latin America food/nutrition
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
parish (adjective from the noun parroquia,
parroquial Latin America general
which means parish)
pasta de trigo wheat pasta Latin America food/nutrition
pastas pasta Latin America general
paste loofah or exfoliating sponge Central America general
pastelera baking, dessert-making, cake-baking Latin America food/nutrition
Procession,( It's walking Joseph & Mary in a
pastorela procession when they were knocking door by Latin America general
door to find a place to rest the night before
his birth)
pautas guidelines Colombia general
adjective used to describe education-related
pedaggico Latin America education
or educational activities
peltre Iron pot or casserole cover with enamel Latin America general
pendones pancartas Venezuela education
commonly known as pepino; an edible sweet
pepino dulce fruit that grows on an evergreen shrub,
related to eggplant.
pepper water chili pepper soup India food/nutrition
peregrinacin pilgramage Latin America general
peripheral or located on the outskirts,
perifrico, perifrica Latin America general
marginalized

though it can be translated as "permanent",


permanente when used to describe the frequency of Latin America general
benefits, it is better translated as "regular"
(se realizan visitas permanentes a las
viviendas de las familias)
pernil pork leg colombia food/nutrition
pestaa Tab -TM Latin America computer
pichingos cartoon characters Honduras
piedrin (metros de..) gravel Latin America Construction
a cement wash basin with a faucet, can
pila Latin America housing
mean battery (depends on the context)

piata colorful container hung up during festivities Latin America general


and hit with a stick to release candy inside
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
piata-making or piata store (depends on
piatera Latin America general
context)
a sweet cornmeal and cacao-based drink,
pinolillo, pinol Nicaragua food/nutrition
popular in Nicaragua
traditional dish of Costa Rica and
Nicaragua made with rice and beans.
pinto Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
The dish contains more rice than
beans.
pintura al fri paint Latin America education
piojo(s) lice, fleas (depends on context) Latin America general
piscinada swimming in a pool Venezuela celebrations
plan de vida life plan, goals for life Latin America general
planificacin familiar family planning Latin America general
register, usually used to refer to the benefits
planilla log that sponsored families must sign in Latin America general
order to verify receipt of benefits
Parents Local Achievers and Nuturing Team
PLANTZ Philippines general
Zamboanga
plasticina, plastilina modeling clay Latin America education
plantain; can be eaten fried (like french
pltano fries), baked with sugar and cinammon, or Latin America food/nutrition
steamed
plateras storage for dishes
plticas lecturers, workshops, conversations Latin America education
PLHA people living with HIV-AIDS India general
polera t-shirt, turtleneck, polo shirt South America clothing
a brand of multigrain mix used for drinks or
policereal for atole (contains corn, soy, oatmeal, barley Latin America food/nutrition
and other grains)
polilla de la tierra weeds El Salvador agriculture

Pongal harvest festival. Also a rice porridge dish. India general/food


Pongal means cooking rice, overflow by
steaming in a clay pot in a thanksgiving day
popet/poppet doll India livelihood
Portada de paquete de cartas batch cover sheet Latin America computer
portaminas mechanical pencils Latin America education
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
is a party to celebrate the pilgrimage of the
posada Latin America general
Holy Family, held in December
bedridden, generally used to refer to the
postrado Latin America medical/health
elderly or to the handicapped
potatudo caprice pants Colombia clothing
pozole Latin America general
a stew traditionally made of pork and hominy
from the nahuatl pozollia, is a corn based hot
pozol de maiz soup with cacao, it usually has pork meet in Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
it
prctica final inteship Latin America education
prstamo loan Latin America general
process, method, procedure (often used in a
procedimiento medical context to mean "medical Latin America medical/health
procedures"
promotor, promotora social worker Latin America general
protemas a brand of soy protein powder Latin America food/nutrition
prtesis dentales dentures Latin America medical/health
proyectos de auto-
Latin America general
sostenimiento livelihood programs/projects
proyectos productivos livelihood programs/projects Latin America education
school counseling (so, a profesional en
psicopedagoga psicopedagoga would be a school Latin America education
counselor.)

pulses India nutrition


dried legumes such as lentils and chickpeas
pulvoron flour pastry Philippines livelihood/food
a flat,thick grilled white round cornmeal
pupusa tortilla stuffed with savory fillings such as El Salvador food/nutrition
coocked pork, a mixture of aged or fresh
cheese, seasoned beans
purok (see also sitio) a subdivision Philippines general

Q
a person who provides herbal or traditional
quack doctor Brazil cultural
treatments, not a medical doctor
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
Typical dance during the junina/June's
quadrilha Philippines medical/health
festivities
quebrada de agua limpia waterfall Venezuela general
quena traditional flute Peru general
quesillo soft cheese Latin America food/nutrition

refers to a two week time span, as in la


quincena primera quincena de enero (the first two Latin America general
weeks of January) or la segunda quincena
de febrero (the last two weeks of February)
quincenalmente every two weeks Latin America education
quinua quinoa (edible seeds from crop) Bolivia food/nutrition
quisquil Chayote El Salvador food/nutrition

R
rabuz cleaning activities Philippines community
ragi millet, a cereal grain India food/nutrition
rayuela hopscotch, pitch and toss Latin America game
RCC
Community of compassion representative
similar to our phrase of "living hand to
rebusque diario mouth"; barely getting by; living from Colombia general
paycheck to paycheck
Red, la (en la Red) web site - TM
redaccin de cartas writing and editing letters Latin America general
refaccin snack, refreshments Latin America food/nutrition
refreshment, snack, ice cream treat
refrigerio Latin America food/nutrition
(depends on the context)
refuerzo escolar tutoring Latin America education
regadillos irrigated crops or land Central America agriculture
regla ruler Latin America education
regulares regular, often Latin America general
religionsa nun, sister Latin America general
rendimiento acadmico academic performance/results Latin America education
repostera baking, dessert-making Latin America general
resaltador highlighter Latin America education
resaltar to highlight, to bring attention to Latin America general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
resistol glue Latin America education
resma de papel ream of paper Latin America education
when referring to a location, it means far
retirada away or remote; when referring to a Latin America general
sponsored person, it means retired
retirarse /darse de baja when someone retire from sponsorship Latin America education
reunin, reuniones meeting(s) Latin America general
Mexican celebrate the day the three wise
reyes magos day men visited baby Jesus bringing him Mexico general
presents-January 6th

riguas
it is a thick, hand-made corn biscuit- like El Salvador food/nutrition
flat little tortilla like pupusas)
roble oak Venezuela tree

ronda (taller) Traditional game- most popular with the Mexico talent development
generations from the 30s to 60s where kids
get in a circle and sing while holding hands
stringed instrument played with a pick or
rondalla Philippines talent development
plectrum
ropa de cama bed linens, sheets, sheet sets Latin America general
ropero dresser Latin America general c
is a ring-shaped sweet bread made to
rosca de reyes celebrate Epiphany, or the day day of the mexico food/nutrition
three kings
rosca navidea Christmas bread Latin America food/nutrition

S
sacabocados hole punch Latin America education
sacapunta, sacapuntas pencil sharpener Latin America education
salario mnimo minimum wage Latin America general
salida, procedimiento de log out - TM Latin America computer
salidas recreativas field trips Latin America recreation
salsa de tomate tomato sauce, not ketchup Latin America food/nutrition
A cell group composed of 10-15
SAMANAKO parents/guardians. The abbreviation stands Philippines general
for "Samahan ng mga Magulang na
Nagtutulungan sa Komunidad."
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
Saman Tree Tree
sambar vegetable stew or chowder India food/nutrition
sarape serape; a long woven shawl Mexico clothing
sari-sari store variety store Philippines general
sawali Philippines housing
split bamboo mats used for hut-type homes
seguimiento escolar monitoring academic performance Latin America education
seguro popular government health coverage Mexico health
semeruco Hawthorn Venezuela tree
semestralmente every six months Latin America general
se mina it gets flood Managua/Nicaragua genarl
smola ground rice Latin America food/nutrition
semovita wheat flour Nigeria food/nutrition
a government organization in Colombia that
SENA Colombia general
supports vocational training/programs
SENTIDO Sending Team in Developing Others Zamboanga general
sentido de pertenencia sense/feelings of belonging Latin America general
servicio domstico housekeeping Latin America general
shamba field Nairobi harvest
SIDA AIDS Latin America medical/health
siembra sowing Latin America general
silambam or silambattam martial art from southern India India recreation
silla de ruedas wheelchair Latin America general
sin rallas, sin rayas unlined or blank (referring to paper) Latin America education
sindicato union, can also mean cooperative Latin America general
sndrome Down(s) Down Syndrome (NO apostrophe) Latin America medical/health
a reserve of funds to help with special
sinking/sinking fund Legazpi general
projects or times of crisis
SISBEN Colombian public health system Colombia
sitio (see also purok) neighborhood or subdivision Philippines general
situacin economica financial situation Latin America general
SMG Small mothers group Philippines general
SMGs Self-help Mothers Groups India general
SMGs Small Mothers groups Kenya general

solar yard or land, usually used when referring to Latin America housing
the plot of land that a family's house sits on
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
solicitar to request Latin America general
solidaridad solidarity Latin America general
support/supportive; generally used when
solidario(s) referring to support groups formed by the Latin America general
sponsored families
means "to discuss" or literally "to sound out"
an idea (for example, el subproyecto hace
sondeo un sondeo con las familias means that the Latin America general
subproject has a discussion with the
families)
sopa (instantnea) (instant) soup Latin America food/nutrition
sopa maggi instant soup; Maggi is a brand name Latin America food/nutrition
sorgo sorghum Managua/Nicaragua agriculture
SPU subproject unit Philippines
subir upload -TM Latin America computer
sustentable sustainable porject Latin America geenral

T
Tablas planks or boards Guatemala construction
tabletas pills Bolivia medical/health
tachos plasticos Plastic barrels Bolivia general
tacos de suadero o pancita cow stomach (belly) tacos Cuernavaca/Mexico food/nutrition
Tajadas fried plantains Venezuela food/nutrition
tajador, tajadores pencil sharpener (s) Nicaragua education
tajalpiz pencil sharpener Colombia education
talla size (as in a clothing size) Latin America clothing
taller de apoyo pedaggico, TAP Chile education
tutoring class or workshop
taller, talleres workshop(s) Latin America general

tamunange
traditional dance, also called black Venezuela cultural
sonnets
taras genticas genetic defects Latin America medical/health
tarros de coctel is a jar of chopped fruit Costa Rica food/nutrition
tejocote howthorn (Plant-fruit tree) Latin America food/nutrition
temperas tempera paints Latin America education
tendales awnings Guatemala construction
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general
thermal insulated drink container (Thermos
termos Latin America general
is a brand name)
terraceria dirt or non-asphalted roads Latin America general
Thappattam a style of dance performed to the thappu India general
circular drum which is closed/covered on one
Thappu end and open on the other and played by India general
hand or with sticks
thrift a term to designate savings India mothers groups

tamales de frijoles(Beans tamales) traditional


ticuco o ticucos Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy Honduras food/nutrition
dough, usually corn-based), which is
steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper
tiffin lunch or any light meal India food/nutrition
tijeras scissors Latin America education
tijeras punta roma safety scissors Latin America education
tique/tiquet voucher Latin America general
tiste Drink made with corn and cacao Managua/Nicaragua food/nutrition
Toddy chocolate drink mix (Toddy is a brand name) Latin America nutrition

TOR Third Order Regular (TOR) Franciscan Father India Education


warm drink made of maize, sugar and
tojori cinnamon (Like atole in Mexico) Bolivia food/nutrition
Tomando en cuenta Taking into consideration Latin America general
toeca favorite or special one Venezuela general
torta negra fruit cake Venezuela food/nutrition
torrejas are like French toast Latin America food/nutrition
totopostes thin tortillas Honduras food/nutrition
trabajador social, trabajadora
Latin America general
social social worker
Trips (if is a day out), Transfers (when they
Traslados are moving form one posicion or city to Latin America general
other)
trastes, trastos dishes Latin America general
trigomote hulled wheat latin America food/nutrition
trompo spinnig top latin America toy
Turvo, manglar mangrove swamp- manglar-estero El Salvador general
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general

U
uploader personal que ingresa la informacin -TM Latin America computer
uppuma/upma dish made of wheat porridge India food/nutrition
usuario username - TM Latin America computer

V
vaccine; can also be used as a verb "to
vacuna Latin America medical/health
vaccinate"
vadagam seasoning ball India food/nutrition
vales vouchers Latin America general
varillas, barillas steel rebar (for construction) Latin America housing
ventas ambulantes, vendedores mobile vending, work as mobile vendors or
Latin America general
ambulantes street vendors
vermici earthworm India livelihood
vestuario chumpas denim clothing Latin America clothing
viacrucis stations of the cross Latin America religious
vida cotidiana daily life, everyday life Latin America general
usually used to describe the type of
employment that sponsored parents do,
vigilancia vigilancia is best translated as "security", if a Latin America general
parent trabaja en vigilancia, it means that
they work as a security guard
VIH HIV Latin America medical/health
villancicos Christmas carols Latin America general
violencia intrafamiliar domestic violence Latin America general
visita domiciliaria home visit Latin America general
vsperas de Navidad Christmas Eve Latin America recreation
vivenciar to live out, to put into practice Latin America general
vveres food supplies, groceries Latin America food/nutrition
vivienda house Latin America housing

W
a green, squash-like vegetable commonly
wiskil Central America food/nutrition
used in Central America

X
acompaamiento companionship Latin America general

Y
Series of workshops that both sponsored
Yo Soy Fundacris child and their parents participate in and Colombia
includes: values formation, self-esteem,
parenting skills, etc.
cassava; an edible root; most commonly
yuca, yucca Latin America food/nutrition
boiled in soups or fried

Z
zambullirse to duke, to plunge, to duck (a person) El Salvador general
zampoa panpipe Peru general
zapote sapote, sapodilla; a small tree fruit with a carmel fl Peru general
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termino medio Average On average
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Benefits in CASA Espaol Benefits in CASA English Traslation in Mexico Translation in Guatemala

General description of the reality Descripcin general de la realidad


and environment in which the sub- y el ambiente en el cual se ubica y
project is located and working trabaja el sub-proyecto

Categoria Benefico/Servicio

Espaol English English Espaol

Nutricion Nutrition Groceries Supplies/ pantry despensa de alimentos


Pago de Colegiaturas/ Utiles
Educacin Education Tuition Fee /School Supplies
Escolares
Salud Medical (AKA Health) Medical Treatments Tratamiento Medico
Servico Dental/Dentista Dental Dental Servico Dental
Vestuario Clothing School Uniforms Uniformes Escolares
Casual Shoes/Tennis shoes Zapatos Casuales/Tennis
Jackets Chamarras
Vivienda Housing
Formacion de Valores Formacin Cristiana
Cumpleaos Birthdays Birthday Celebrations Festejo de Cumpleaos
Birthday Gift Regalo de Cumpleaos
Navidad Christmas Christmas Celebration Posada Navidea
Christmas Gift Regalo de Navidad
Otros Others
Desarrollo Comunitario Community Developmnet Desarrollo Comunitario
Asistencia Familiar Family Support Family Assistance Apoyo Familiar
Programa de Becas Scholarship Service Scholarship Service Program Programa de Becas
Scholarship Holder Student Becado
Entrenamiento Laboral Job Skills Training Capacitacin
Internados/hogares Boarding Home Boarding Home Internos
Programas de auto-sostenimiento Livelihood Program Livelihood Program Autosostenimiento
Desarrollo de Talentos Talent Development Skills Development Desarrollo de Talentos
Recreacin Recreation Recreation Paseos
Participacin en la Comunidad de Participation in the community Compassion Community
Programa Comunitario
Compasin of Compassion Particpation
Alcance Personal Personal Outreach
Politica de Seleccin de Nuevos Criterio de Seleccin de nuevos
Selectrion Criteria Selection Criteria
Apadrinados apadrinados
Politica para Retiro de Apadrinados
Politica de Retiro Retirement Policy Retirement Policy
del Programa
Politica de Multiples
Multiple Sponsorship in One Multiple Sponsorship in One Apardinamientos Multiples en una
Apadrinamiento en la Misma
Family Family Familia
Familia
Cmo se seleccionan y
How benefits and services are Como son distribuidos los
distribuyen los beneficios y
selected and distributed beneficios
servicios

Por favor describa como se Please describe how the


involucran las familias sponsored families are involved
apadrinadas en la seleccin de in the process of selecting
sus beneficios. Incluya una breve benefits. Include a brief
descripcin del modelo que usa el description of the model used
proyecto para distribuir los by the Project to distribute
beneficios benefit

Fondo de Necesidades
Family must in need fund
paraFamilia con Mayor Necesidad
Fund/ This sub-project has created a fun for natural disasters, the fund is very
important as it assists families who live in high-risk areas such as ravines and
Fondo para Sub proyecto Sub-project settlements on the perimeter of the city. I during the year the fund is not used
completely, the balance is distributed in form of food to all sponsored at the
begining of next year.

Espaol English English Espaol

Advantage to share several themes, Se aprovcha para impartir diferentes


every month we meet with the
temas de interes. Se ha impratido
parents during the meeting we
Temas de interes Several Themes
discuss topics of interes & such as
conferencias motivacionales tanto para
motivation for the family as for
youngsters pares de familia como para jovenes.
Viaje de grupos a visitar los
Mission Awarness Trip
Viaje de Concientizacin apadrinados