Facts About Our Work
in El Salvador

Since 1996, Food For The Poor has been working in El Salvador through several partners, including New Horizons For The Poor Foundation, Fundacion Salvadorena para la Salud (Salvadorian Foundation for Health) and Caritas. El Salvador has 42 active projects in El Salvador, including five agricultural, eight animal husbandry, two aquaponics, six educational, six housing and nine community development projects that have several components.

  • We have built 397 homes
  • Food For The Poor works with 11 orphanages in El Salvador
  • We have shipped nearly 50 containers of computer components

More About Our Work

Food For The Poor also serves El Salvador through donations of goods. Shipments to El Salvador include food, medicine, healthcare items, shoes, clothing, furniture, building materials and educational supplies.

  • In the first six months of 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 135 tractor-trailer loads of aid to the country.
  • Food For The Poor has built 397 homes, providing the poor with safe and sturdy shelter.
  • There are four active housing projects that will benefit more than 90 families. Each housing project will include an animal husbandry program to provide an income, a sanitation project to benefit 18 families and an aquaponics-hydroponic greenhouse, which will provide families with nourishment and another source of income.
  • There are several aquaculture projects in progress in different regions of the country. All are meant to provide a source of accessible and nutritious food for the residents, as well as offer a self-sustaining source of income for the communities.
  • Food For The Poor donors work with 11 orphanages to sponsor 373 children as part of the Angels Of Hope program.
  • Several projects are geared toward the production of protein-rich foods such as chickens, laying hens, goats and Pelibuey sheep. These high-protein food sources are important in a population where malnutrition is a common threat.
  • Food For The Poor’s Technical Center in El Salvador runs in partnership with Nuevo Horizontes Para Los Pobres (FUNHOPO). Since 1996, Food For The Poor has shipped nearly 50 containers of computer components to the technical center.