Association of Communities Affected by the Beltway and Bypass
SHARE provided financial and technical support to the Association of Communities Affected by the Beltway and Bypass (ACAPb), a group of local citizens (mainly from the poor, marginalized communities that would be affected and displaced by the construction of the highway) who opposed the construction of the highway in their neighborhood. This group educated and organized community members to try to halt the construction of the project. In place of the highway, ACAPb proposed basic infrastructure projects such as community roads and urban planning efforts, to build El Salvador’s economy from the ground up. Through community organizing and a mass-mobilization campaign, ACAPb has successfully fended off construction of the Periferico Oriente, an 8km segment located on the east side of the beltway.