In spirit of the "year of the woman," meet five more women who may not be famous, but whose efforts this year helped change things for the better.
“I’m happy because I can do good, while doing what I love.”--Melvin Elias Fuentes
Citizens and government unite to block unwanted mine, but end up in CAFTA court.
“Many women have become more respected leaders as a result of their work on disasters,” said Doris Escobar, my guide on a recent trip to El Salvador. As we made our way from a flood-affected village in the western department of Ahuachapán to another across the country in San Miguel, Doris told me the story […]
Taking on a gold mine is a risky move, but some things are worth fighting for.
With strong local partners and a warehouse stocked with emergency materials, Oxfam has been able to respond swiftly to a massive flooding disaster in El Salvador.
In one small community in El Salvador, being prepared helped save lives during a November flood.
The quick action of a disaster-response committee helped to save lives in El Salvador last November when heavy rains washed away homes.
This week my Salvadoran colleagues and I are travelling around to some of the hardest-hit communities, listening to survivors tell their stories of what happened.