Plan El Salvador
Plan has been operating in El Salvador since 1976. For 35 years it has helped children and adolescents in underdeveloped or vulnerable areas of the country, to access their rights to health, education, protection and sustainable livelihoods.
During that period of time, Plan has invested 145 million dollars for the country development. Today we work with almost 42,000 sponsored children across the country.
- infant mortality and endemic diseases
- low coverage and quality of education
- violence against children and women
- environmental, economic and social vulnerability
- limited participation of children and their families in the development process.
During the last 6 years of work, Plan El Salvador, trough its 5 work programs, has achieved several accomplishments such as: scholarships for 3.220 children, provide furniture and equipment to 52 health centers or units, train 1,451 people in entrepreneurship and small business techniques, 2,523 families obtained birth certificates for their children and 1.283 groups were trained for promoting children participation.
Because I am a Girl: Growing up in El Salvador
Meet Mirna – a single mother from El Salvador whose 4-year-old daughter is part of Plan's global cohort study, which follows 135 girls from birth to their ninth birthday.