The SHARE Foundation strongly believes in the empowerment of rural women. Along with our partners in El Salvador, we continue to promote organic agriculture programs, emphasizing in the development of management skills for home gardening.
In 2017, this program benefited over 300 women and their families, who are now working their own organic gardens, caring for their land and improving their diet as well as their family members.
ACHIEVEMENTS PER YEAR:
SUPPORTING AND EDUCATING YOUTH
Since 1994, SHARE has promoted and coordinated scholarship programs for young leaders of scarce resources in rural areas. SHARE started this program with the aim of supporting young leaders to carry out their intermediate and university studies in the departments of Chalatenango, San Vicente, La Libertad and San Salvador. In 25 years of support we have seen the success in this support, hundreds of young boys and girls have completed their high school studies and a good number have culminated their university careers.
SHARE also supports youth with cultural programs, developing dance and theater groups, peace marching bands and agricultural schools for improving youth diets. All this support has contributed to the prevention of violence and gang membership.
It is SHARE's constant effort to advocate and raise awareness about environmental justice, including prevention and responses to climate change.
According to the United Nations, El Salvador has the most devastated natural environment in the western hemisphere, after Haiti, with 93% of its water polluted by toxic chemicals, heavy metals and waste matter.
The SHARE Foundation is accompanying in solidarity the different organizations, Universities and Churches who demand a responsible and equitable water governance in El Salvador.