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October 6, 2015

El Salvador is the third largest economy in Central America, and the most densely populated, with 6.2 million mainly urban inhabitants.

In the years following the end of the civil war in 1992, El Salvador made significant democratic advances, including successive free and fair elections.

While the democratic transition has been accompanied by significant, social and economic progress and social indicators such as infant mortality rates and literacy have improved, poverty and inequality of opportunity have increased as problems.

Meanwhile, criminal activity, particularly gang related violence, has increased dramatically. In recent years, El Salvador has had one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

The United States has an interest in a stable, prosperous El Salvador, one that shares U.S. democratic values, is a reliable partner in the fight against transnational crime, and plays an active and responsible role in international affairs.

July 16, 2015

USAID’s SolucionES project links businesses to community needs to promote social investment.

In San Jose Villanueva, a small town in El Salvador, schools are scarce and there are no preschools. Children start first grade without knowing how to write their names, or even know the ABC. But a very strong young woman is determined to change that.

July 16, 2015

USAID’s SolucionES Project promotes effective parenting roles as a basic tool for violence prevention.

July 16, 2015

USAID SolucionES Project provides youth with tools to become positive community leaders who make a difference.

The SolucionES Project helps communities in El Salvador unite and develop adult and youth leaders, an important element to stop violence from spreading and start promoting peaceful coexistence. To do this, SolucionES carries out leadership training for youth to improve their communication skills, project management, human rights, and other areas.  

July 16, 2015

USAID’s SolucionES Project in El Salvador encourages youth to overcome their fears and become agents of change and leaders in their communities

July 16, 2015

Helping youth become more involved in improving their communities is a major part of USAID’s SolucionES violence prevention project in El Salvador.

Douglas Cruz is a 21-year-old resident of San Martin, El Salvador. Since he was a little boy he has helped his mother, his greatest role-model, with her business. A quiet young man, he always had difficulty attending school because of his family’s limited resources. Although he is optimistic and has many goals, he had trouble discovering all of his abilities.


Last updated: October 19, 2015

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