Our work focuses on helping communities promote the rights of women and children and move toward the goal of everyone living free from violence in a society in which they are treated with dignity and respect. The trauma awareness and resilience aspect of our partnership provides participants with the tools to identify and understand the impact of trauma on both individuals and communities. It facilitates healing with tools and practices for addressing trauma and breaking the cycles of violence in their own lives. We also support savings groups for many families to improve their own household’s economic situations by learning financial literacy and business skills.
Our work supports and protects young children, so they reach appropriate health and developmental milestones. This focus on early development is foundational and critical to helping children achieve their full potential as future contributing members of their communities. We work with our partners to improve community health education and provide medical, dental and mental health services for children and their mothers. Health promoter training and health systems strengthening are also part of our efforts to improve children’s health.
We help families and communities work together to adapt to the effects of rapidly changing weather patterns. This work includes preparing for and recovering from climate-influenced events such as floods, hurricanes and other disasters. While our partnership distributes food where needed, we also promote food security-related activities, focusing on agricultural and conservation training, reforestation and growing fruit trees, vegetables and grains. We also help improve farmers’ capacity to manage the financial aspects of their work. The project also supports a youth club with agricultural training education.
We helped the Episcopal Diocese of El Salvador provide support to people who were impacted by both emergencies such as Tropical Storms Amanda and Cristobal and COVID-19. Families received baskets of food such as beans, rice, sugar, oil and milk. These families include people who lost their crops, animals or houses during Tropical Storms Amanda and Cristobal and Hurricane Eta; individuals with chronic diseases who are cared for by the diocese’s health outreach program; children younger than five years old; pregnant women; single parents and others. The diocese also provided personal protective (PPE) items such as face masks and hand sanitizers.
47,938 people reached by long-term development programs
110 farmers learned climate-smart agricultural techniques
941 people directly reached by emergency disaster response projects