Bandera Blanca/White Flag
Melissa, my classmate and also missionary to El Salvador, and I are working on a project about the children that live in prison with their mother's. Tonight we met with the board of the Fundacion Bandera Blanca which means Foundation White Flag. It is a group of women from varies churches and religions who work specifically with the children that live in prison. At the prison, El Buen Pastor, here in Costa Rica is the only women's prison. If a women is convicted of a crime and has a child three years of age or younger the child will live in the prison with the mom if no family will take care of the child. The objective of this project is to learn the pros and cons of a child spending their first three years behind bars and to open the eyes of other missionary's over the huge need that this foundation needs to continue working with these children.