Where We Work

El Salvador

El Salvador National Map
El Salvador
World Vision in Latin America: El Salvador

On the Pacific Coast of Central America, El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity, making it known as the "land of volcanoes."

See the communities World Vision works with in El Salvador:

1. Nuevo
Amanecer
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2. Los
Manantiales
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3. Jubileo Go to Communtiy page 4. Montana
de Fe
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5. Emmanuel Go to Communtiy page
El Salvador National Map

Update on the Zika Virus Outbreak

The spread of the Zika virus is causing great concern across Latin America and around the world, threatening the health of mothers, children and their communities.

World Vision is monitoring the situation and safety of communities we partner with, and working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Education and awareness about the virus, mosquito control, as well as preventive measures, including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers are vital.

We will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
El Salvador 15/1000 74 Years 87% $3,360 94% 84% 8,123 6,193,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • The majority of the population lives in abject poverty
  • About seven percent of Salvadoran workers are unemployed
  • Increasing gang-related violence among youth led to all-time high level of homicide in 2009
  • About 18 percent of children under age 5 are chronically under-nourished

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