Located in Central America and borders with the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala and Honduras Has an estimated 5 million inhabitants


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Mostly mountains with a narrow coastal belt and central plateau

  • Mostly mountains with a narrow coastal belt and central plateau

  • Tropical temperatures with a rainy season (May – October) and a dry season (November – April)







In 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged the country, leaving 200 dead and more than 30,000 homeless.

  • In 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged the country, leaving 200 dead and more than 30,000 homeless.

  • In January 2001, A tremendous landslide wiped out a portion of the town of Santa Tecla in the wake of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake killed 844 people, left nearly 5,000 injured.



Community living

















This clinic serves approximately 1,750 people.

  • This clinic serves approximately 1,750 people.

  • The doctor comes to the clinic every 15 days.

  • The health care promoter is responsible for the well being of everyone in the district.

  • People have to travel over an hour by bus for any serious illness or exams.

























Home for 59 years to a grandmother, daughter and grandson

  • Home for 59 years to a grandmother, daughter and grandson

  • House made of corrugated tin

  • Water is collected and stored in containers every 22 days























This home is for abandoned children of any age from all over El Salvador.

  • This home is for abandoned children of any age from all over El Salvador.

  • There are approximately 90 children living here.

  • Some children are wards of the state and can be adopted.

  • Many are scarred from the abusive situations they were taken from.















La Puerta del Diablo is located approximately 40 minutes from the volunteer house.

  • La Puerta del Diablo is located approximately 40 minutes from the volunteer house.

  • The short hike up this mountain offers a breathtaking view of San Salvador and the outlying areas.












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