From birth, children are raised to understand that they will have different roles and expectations in life.Attitudes have begun to change although machismo is still deeply rooted.More middle- and upper-class females now go to work, although they are still generally relegated to clerical or support positions.
When this will carry over into the business world remains to be seen.
Like most relationship orientated cultures, Salvadorans have a strong sense of personal pride, honour and dignity.
They can be very sensitive to comments or action that can jeopardize their standing among others.
The international Family Retreat in El Salvador will be held at the Pacific Paradise in Costa Del Sol, located on the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Paradise is a beautiful beach front resort.
Families affected by disability will enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean or pool, build sand castles or watch the set on the beach.
Along with these fun activities families will receive a weekend of rest, fellowship, and spiritual growth.
Adults meet in small groups while the children learn about the bible through music, games, crafts and interactive bible stories.
Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras Capital: San Salvador Climate: tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands Population: 6,125,512 (2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: mestizo 90%, white 9%, Amerindian 1% Religions: Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8% (2003 est.) Government: republic Spanish is the main and official language of El Salvador. Nahuat is the indigenous language that has survived, though it is only used by small communities of elderly Salvadorans in western El Salvador.
Many Spanish who settled the country intermarried with the native Indian population and thus the main group are the ‘mestizos’ (mixed European and Indian blood). Machismo survives in a culture where traditional gender roles remain.
Only 9% are pure European and usually belong to the wealthiest families; and the remaining 1% are native Indian. The man is the breadwinner and the wife looks after the home.