Many residents of coastal zones in El Salvador lack formal land titles, which impedes their ability to access adequate housing and livelihoods, increases their chances of being displaced and excludes them from local decision-making processes. Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD) trains residents of six communities in the department of La Paz in how to secure legal titles for their lands, engage in dialogue with local officials and raise awareness of their situation among lawmakers, public authorities and civil society organizations. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance. FESPAD’s activities promote and protect economic rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals and communities. This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Assisting residents of San Luis La Herradura and San Pedro Masahuat municipalities to obtain legal land titles||El Salvador||2018 – 2021||$332,324||$176,135||300 individuals||1,844 individuals||leadership and education
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