Los Manantiales

The community of Los Manantiales has graduated

In 2019, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Los Manantiales has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. 

Located in El Salvador's Sonsonate province, Los Manantiales was one of the most impoverished in the country. Most families live in the rural area, where most of the roads are still made of dirt. The climate is humid and tropical. In the rainy season, access to some parts of the community is difficult. Some parts of the community are susceptible to flooding, while others are at risk of landslides.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Los Manantiales has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
People in Los Manantiales are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

Child Protection
  • 204 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 1,352 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 204 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 292 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 604 young people were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Los Manantiales

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.


Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Los Manantiales has completed Phase 3 in 2019.

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!