Here are basic facts and FAQs about Central America migration, how World Vision addresses root causes of poverty there, and how you can help. One program raising promise among vulnerable youth in Central America is Youth Ready. Through this approach, we help young people discover their potential, develop specific career and life skills, establish support networks, build character and confidence, and plan for their future in their communities. This is work is made possible largely through child sponsorship.
Why World Vision is in El Salvador
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.
Progress in El Salvador
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- Community groups regularly meet to review and act on issues that children in their communities face, helping to ensure children are safe, cared for, and protected from abuse.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- People in the community received information on how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19. Some families were given vouchers as part of the COVID-19 response, to help them meet basic needs of food and hygiene items.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Children and young people attended a life skills training, empowering them with new skills and confidence for the future.
- To improve knowledge on how to prevent and cope with future disasters, helping families to stay safe and recover more quickly if they happen, community members were trained in disaster preparedness.
Prayer Requests from El Salvador
World Vision's staff in El Salvador are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For the children we work with who have experienced violence from their family members during the pressures of the pandemic.
For politicians and leaders to make wise and timely decisions that prioritize vulnerable children and uphold their protection.
News from El Salvador
Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart. More than 930 million people live in countries with conflict, violence, or fragile internal systems. Pray with us for people living in fragile contexts and conflict zones.
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