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 15 active projects in El Salvador, including a youth center, vocational school, a market place and a school renovation.

  • We have built 543 homes
  • Food For The Poor works with 10 children's homes 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 2018, Food For The Poor shipped 268 tractor-trailer loads of aid to the country.
  • In 2018, Food For The Poor built 138 homes for a total of 543 homes since inception, providing the poor with safe and sturdy shelter. Each home has sanitation, an animal husbandry program and an income generating project. Food For The Poor also completed 10 water projects.
  • In 2018, Food For The Poor completed 37 projects, which included three development projects in the communities of Copante, El Carao and Pantoja for 78 families (more than 400 people). The community development project includes animal husbandry, agriculture, a hammock-making program, school expansion, community centers, water projects and greenhouses.
  • Food For The Poor donors work with 10 children's homes to sponsor 363 orphaned or abandoned 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.