Accompanying Salvadorans’ struggle for social justice since 1985

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Thanks to our 2015 Summer Intern


SalvAide sincerely thanks our 2015 Summer Intern, Christian Moreno, for a job well done. Christian is a graduate of the Carleton University Law and Legal Studies program where his research focused... Read more

Stop the Suits Tour: International Inves…


May 5, 2015 (Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto) In anticipation of an imminent ruling from a little known investor-state arbitration tribunal at the World Bank that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian-Australian mining firm... Read more

El Salvador's 2015 Legislative and Munic…


March 31st, 2015 After an unprecedented delay caused initially by a failure in the computer software processing vote tallies, El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced late on Friday, March 27th... Read more

SalvAide's partnerships are longstanding and firmly rooted. The Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES) has been a SalvAide partner for over 35 years. CRIPDES arose in 1985 as a direct initiative of rural Salvadorans organizing to return to the communities from which they had been driven by the Salvadoran Armed Forces. The Association for Cooperation and the Communal Development of El Salvador (CORDES) was born two years later as an initiative of resettled communities working to rebuild and to cooperatively cultivate their lands. In 2013, CORDES celebrated 25 years of work for rural development rooted in social justice and has published a book (in Spanish) to commemorate its anniversary.

It is the shared struggle and precariousness of attempting to rebuild in a conflict zone and the hope and solidarity this requires that have made the CRIPDES-CORDES-SalvAide partnership so strong. Today, CRIPDES and CORDES continue to contribute to the construction of peace, justice, prosperity, and democracy in El Salvador. Both are established and recognized leaders in the Salvadoran social movement.

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