With the help of the Shelter Canada translators, we virtually traveled to the community of Trinidad Galvez to officially welcome 6 families into their new homes. Although this Key Ceremony day feels different this time around as we could not be celebrating alongside our El Salvadorian friends, we are still tremendously grateful to be connected with these families and be part of affecting this change in their lives. 

Gonzales Mijango virtual key ceremony
Granado family virtual key ceremony

The Virtual Journey

Being able to participate in this virtual journey reminds us that we don’t need to be physically present to connect with others, to lend a hand and to offer hope.

Flore Martinez virtual key ceremony

Building a Safe Home

Each piece of sheet metal, the nails that hold it together, and the concrete pad that holds it up, represents new beginnings for all the families. 

The Key to a Home

Herrera Granado Key ceremony

Being able to witness all of these virtually but still having the same emotions as if we were there physically, puts things into perspective. All we need is the heart and compassion to be able to make a difference. 

To meet the families and follow Alta West Capital’s journey, click here.


Shelter Canada is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating positive, sustainable change in the lives of people in all the poorest communities of El Salvador. For more information on Shelter Canada, please visit here

Dear Investor:

We received an amazing outpour of support and donations from many of you for our El Salvador project, scheduled for November, 2019. We want to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has contributed so far; we are grateful and humbled by the generosity. Your contributions to date of $45,475 will build 13 homes– we are well on our way to our goal of 60! Thank you for being involved with this meaningful project and for sharing it with others.

Many of you have expressed interest in joining our team and coming to El Salvador with us. We are excited to have you and we still have room for others to join too!  If you or someone you know are interested, please email Sue McKitrick at suem@awcapital.ca for more information.

Alta West Capital has committed to sending two teams to  El Salvador with Shelter Canada.  Shelter Canada has been building homes in El Salvador for over 16 years. Our first trip will be from November 23 – December 1, 2019, and the second will be in late April 2020 (exact dates TBD). At a cost of $3,500.00 per home, our goal is to raise a total of $210,000.00 to build 30 homes on each trip.

All donations are tax deductible, and will go directly towards building the homes–not to administration or travel.  

If you would like to donate, please go to Shelter Canada donation page and choose “Shelter – Alta West Capital” from the drop down menu.

This is an exciting venture, and so many people have been encouraging us that it has only spurred us on even more! We will have a section on our website, where you can view updates on how much has been raised, who has donated and the team that is going. We will also have information on the website about how to get involved.

Thank you for coming alongside us!

Alta West Capital El Salvador team

George Botros
Chief Executive Officer

George Botros was appointed as CEO of Alta West Capital in April 2021. Prior to his role as CEO, George served as Alta West Capital’s CFO and CCO from 2014 to 2021. He has over 20 years in the lending business, participating in residential, commercial, mezzanine, and interim financing related activities.


George is also a Director of the funds Alta West administers. Prior to joining Alta West Capital, he managed Toro Financial Corporation which amalgamated with AWM Diversified MIC, an entity managed by AWC, in 2014. George was also a University Professor teaching Finance and Economics for University of Lethbridge.


George holds a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA.