Environmental degradation and the lack of income-generating opportunities contribute to the poor quality of life for small-holder farmers in Bajo Lempa, especially among women and young people. Asociación Intercomunal de Comunidades Unidas para el Desarrollo Económico y Social del Bajo Lempa (ACUDESBAL) collaborates with grassroots organizations to provide technical assistance to develop skills in risk mitigation, sustainable agricultural production, and job skills for youth. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in El Salvador. ACUDESBAL’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.