Otra Fe Association for Food Security and Development in Western El Salvador is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered in Canada. Our work happens on the ground in El Salvador, focusing on various projects such as food security, empowerment of women, education, community programs, and health care.

Every project we sponsor is community driven, which means that communities tell us what they need and we work to make it happen.

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Covid-19 - A Difficult Time for All

On March 14, before the country had seen its first COVID-19 case, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele, shut down the country’s borders and airport. On March 21, residents were ordered to quarantine at home for 30 days, in an effort to control the spread of the virus which had infected three people in the impoverished nation at that point. The country is still under quarantine where leaving home is only allowed for food or emergencies. As of April 26, El Salvador, a country of some 6.5 million people had 323 cases of coronavirus, 89 of which have recovered, and eight deaths. 

In a country the size of Massachusetts, with 313 people per sq km (Canada has 4 people per sq km!), El Salvador has done well to keep it's people safe from the virus. However, for those who would normally work in the markets each day, staying home means no money to buy food. 


Otra Fe's primary focus has always been food security in Western El Salvador, and that doesn't stop now. In an effort to help those most vulnerable, Otra Fe Canada provided funds to our Lead Director in El Salvador, Pastor Felix Sanchez. Pastor Felix then organized the purchases and deliveries. Here are a few photos that he sent us.

We are all in this together. Stay safe.

Thank you to everyone for your continuing support!  ¡Muchas Gracias!


Agricultural Projects

Food and water security is a vital issue for communities experiencing the negative effects of a variety of factors, including globalization, natural disasters and drought.

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Livestock Projects

Efforts to improve food security are making concrete and positive impacts in El Salvador through the use of community chicken coops.

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Children's Projects

For children of families living in the rural areas of El Salvador, the hopes of achieving education comes to an abrupt halt long before reaching high school.

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Construction Projects

From building "Lorena" stoves, to help improve the health of women and children, to the construction of concrete block homes, for safe housing during storms.

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If you have any questions about what we do, wish to come along on our next trip, or want to request a copy of our most recent brochure....

A photo gallery of our past group visits to El Salvador, along with daily journal entries from our volunteers on-site.  We would love to have you join us on the next one.

There are many ways that you can help the people of this small country. Read more about where your money goes...and what you can do.

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