Juan Francisco Jiménez, 59, shows cocoa pods in Finca Concepción, the cocoa farm he manages for chocolate maker José Eduardo Zacapa, located in El Salvador. He has received training in cocoa production and post-harvest management from Lutheran World Relief.

Op-ed: Some from El Salvador choose to stay put and they need our help

Bill Mintz, a Lutheran World Relief donor, recently traveled to El Salvador to visit our cocoa projects and wrote this oped about what he learned for his hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle. Bill, a retired journalist and corporate public affairs director, is founder of Freewheels Houston, a nonprofit that distributes used bicycles to people who need transportation to work or school. Read the op-ed.