El Salvador is one of the smallest, poorest and most densely populated nations in the Western Hemisphere.
The country’s large population and limited amount of land stretches natural resources to their breaking points and contributes to housing shortages. Education is a major concern as well, as many children do not attend school. Only about half of the people living in rural areas can read and write.
Unlike its neighboring countries, El Salvador does not border the Caribbean Sea, and it has no new frontiers into which people may move. With an estimated 800 people per square mile, El Salvador’s population is up to 10 times denser than that of other Central American nations. An estimated 32.7 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Food For The Poor has been actively working to help the poor of El Salvador since 1996.
How We Help
Food For The Poor began its work
in El Salvador in 1996.
- In 2021, FFTP shipped 168 tractor-trailer loads of aid
- In 2021, FFTP built 98 homes, for a total of 816 homes since inception
- During 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic impact, FFTP donated 3,194 food packages to the most vulnerable families in El Salvador.