PROJECT EL SALVADOR: WATER AND INCOME GENERATION

Project’s Progress:

41.6 %

BUDGET: CA $6,950,000

PARTNERS

Financial partners :
Caesar's Interactive Entertainment
Fondation Audemars Piguet
Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins

Implementation partners :
Oxfam-Québec
Théâtre Parminou
M. Mute
Asociación de Arte Dramático (AAD)
Escénica
Equipo Maiz
ADEL MORAZAN
Asociación para la Autodeterminación y Desarrollo de Mujeres Salvadoreñas (AMS)

DURATION: 2010 to 2016

TARGETED REGION:

Communities of Cacaopera and Corinto, Morazán department

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:

22,600

WHY REACH OUT TO EL SALVADOR?

• The Morazán department is the driest region in
El Salvador, and also the poorest with 56% of families living in relative or extreme poverty (less than US$ 2.00 per day).
• Life expectancy is the lowest in the country, as is monthly household income (US$ 296.00).
• The illiteracy rate is the country's highest at 32.9%.

RESULTS TO DATE

ACCESS TO WATER component

Family gardens under cultivation: 1100/1100 
School gardens under cultivation: 20/20 
Potable water filters: 1 800/1 800 
Rehabilitated latrines: 290/300 
Energy-efficient stoves: 122/200 
Fruit trees planted: 7700/7,700 

AWARENESS component

Artistic and educational workshops: 245/162 
Performances of a multidisciplinary
show about water: 162/200
 
Spectators educated about water issues: 20,629/22,000 
Youths educated about water issues: 180/180 

MICROFINANCE component

Microloans granted at an average of CA$ 876 per participant: 381/400 
Microloans granted to women: 47%
Microloans granted in the agricultural sector: 63%
Microloans repayment rate: 96,26%

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