El Salvador

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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

El Salvador
EcoViva works in partnership and solidarity with community-led organizations in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic security, social justice and peace. The vision and implementation of our programs come from our local partners.

Costa Rica, El Salvador, United States of America
CAVU is a US public charity empowering people to take meaningful action on critical conservation and social justice issues in their own communities.

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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.
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Causes We Support

Human Rights
Clean Water
El Salvador faces many environmental problems due to limited environmental regulations and lack of education pertaining to environmental awareness.1 In light of widespread poverty and civil strife, the government has prioritized economic growth and political stability in recent years.2 Closely linked with the problem of water is the problem of deforestation. Forest cover has largely been destroyed and has made land and water sources more vulnerable to desertification.3 Another legitimate environmental concern is El Salvadorâ's vulnerability to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods.4 Additionally, the countryâ's natural water supplies are frequently corrupted by pollutants from factories and inadequate waste disposal.5

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El Salvador News

El Salvador's first Cardinal José Gregorio Rosa Chávez on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, visited the Nassau County jail before celebrating Masses for hundreds of Latino parishioners in Suffolk and offering a message of hope in the fight against gang violence. See more..
Minneapolis Star Tribune 
El Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors. See more..
Rosa Chávez — named as El Salvador's first cardinal by Pope Francis — also said justice must be carried out 37 years after Archbishop Oscar Romero was slain in San Salvador, and that his homeland still is recovering from a brutal civil war during ... See more..
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Yankton Daily Press 
Youth Pastor Annette Roux, from Yankton First Assembly, desires to make a difference, not only in the lives of El Salvadorians but in the teens she leads. This was her seventh trip to El Salvador. She called it a life-changing perspective shift. "When ... See more..
The Denver Post 
Araceli Velasquez, a mother of three who is originally from El Salvador, sought sanctuary last week after Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicated that it ... See more..
The Bradenton Times 
PALMETTO, Florida – Port Manatee's commercial ties with El Salvador are getting a boost through collaboration with leaders of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Hispanic Commerce Coalition. Mutual exploration of business ... See more..
[JURIST] The El Salvador Legislative Assembly [official website] unanimously voted [press release, Spanish] on Thursday to eliminate a law that allowed men to ... See more..
El Salvador lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to abolish a controversial, 23-year-old law that allowed men to marry underage girls they had ... See more..
San Miguel and Usulután were selected for these projects based on migration flows data registered within its territories, as well as their link with the plan “El Salvador Seguro”. Many returnees suffer from growing discrimination in El Salvador. Upon ... See more..
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 
PALMETTO — Port Manatee officials are exploring ways to strengthen commercial ties with El Salvador businesses through a collaboration with the Salvadoran ... See more..
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Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras

Total 21,041 sq km
Land 20,721 sq km
Water 320 sq km


tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands
Natural Resources

hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

known as the Land of Volcanoes; frequent and sometimes destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity; extremely susceptible to hurricanes

volcanism: significant volcanic activity; San Salvador (elev. 1,893 m), which last erupted in 1917, has the potential to cause major harm to the country's capital, which lies just below the volcano's slopes; San Miguel (elev. 2,130 m), which last erupted in 2002, is one of the most active volcanoes in the country; other historically active volcanoes include Conchaguita, Ilopango, Izalco, and Santa Ana significant volcanic activity; San Salvador (elev. 1,893 m), which last erupted in 1917, has the potential to cause major harm to the country's capital, which lies just below the volcano's slopes; San Miguel (elev. 2,130 m), which last erupted in 2002, is one of the most active volcanoes in the country; other historically active volcanoes include Conchaguita, Ilopango, Izalco, and Santa Ana
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution; contamination of soils from disposal of toxic wastes


6,108,590 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The smallest country in Central America geographically, El Salvador has the third largest economy in the region. With the global recession in 2009, real GDP contracted by 3.1%. The economy slowed even further during 2010-12. Remittances accounted for 17% of GDP in 2011 and were received by about a third of all households. In 2006, El Salvador was the first country to ratify the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), which has bolstered the export of processed foods, sugar, and ethanol, and supported investment in the apparel sector amid increased Asian competition. El Salvador has promoted an open trade ...See More and investment environment and has completed a wave of privatizations extending to telecom, electricity distribution, banking, and pension funds. The Salvadoran Government maintained fiscal discipline during post-war reconstruction and reconstruction following earthquakes in 2001 and hurricanes in 1998 and 2005, but El Salvador's external debt has been mounting over the last several years. Taxes levied by the government include a value added tax (VAT) of 13%, income tax of 30%, excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, and import duties. The VAT accounted for about 51.7% of total tax revenues in 2011. El Salvador's external debt amounts to about one-fourth of GDP. In 2012, El Salvador successfully completed a $461 million compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) - a United States Government agency aimed at stimulating economic growth and reducing poverty - in the country's northern region, the primary conflict zone during the civil war, through investments in education, public services, enterprise development, and transportation infrastructure. In January 2013, the MCC approved El Salvador as eligible for a possible second MCC compact. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$47.09 billion (2012 est.); $46.35 billion (2011 est.); $45.45 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

8.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 8.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum; beef, dairy products

food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals