El Salvador

Why World Vision is in El Salvador

El Salvador has experienced extreme weather, food insecurity challenges, lack of clean water access, and educational setbacks this past year.

The extremes of heavy flooding and prolonged droughts challenged agricultural production. Half of the farmers who produce maize and beans lost 50% of their production due to extreme weather. This loss drove up prices and increased food insecurity for over 900,000 people. In addition, over 100,000 Salvadorans in rural areas use unsafe drinking water because they cannot afford bottled water or cannot access clean water easily. The success rate for children’s language and math studies is 50%, as many students have experienced setbacks after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education.

In response, World Vision is addressing food insecurity in the most vulnerable communities, reaching almost 5,000 people with access to food through the Productive Families program. Over 10,000 people gained access to clean water, and thousands more were impacted by other various water and sanitation initiatives. Through educational and life skills programs, we are supporting over 138,000 children, strengthening their abilities to manage emotions, relationships, and communication.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from El Salvador

World Vision's staff in El Salvador are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For families to access the food and nutrition their children need.


  • For God to continue to touch the hearts of additional donors toward the mission of World Vision.


News from El Salvador

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