Families of missing or deceased migrants face economic pressure and emotional stress that impact their lives. Asociación Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE) draws attention to the risks of undocumented migration and improves the livelihoods of families of deceased and missing migrants through support for their business initiatives. At the IAF, we support community–led solutions to expand economic opportunity in El Salvador. COFAMIDE’s activities promote alternatives to migration by creating economic opportunities and promoting human rights. This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Institutional strengthening, business skills and human rights advocacy for families of missing or deceased migrants||El Salvador||2018 – 2020||$239,925||$117,710||150 individuals||600 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development