Bountiful Children's Foundation

El Salvador

Population: 6,486,205 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $3,799 in 2020

The burden of malnutrition in El Salvador:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 16% in 2000 to 15.9% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 11% in 2000 to 10.3% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 35.9 in 2000 to 14.6 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 29.5 in 2000 to 11.9 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 24.6% in 2003 to 13.6% in 2014
    • Wasting increased from 1.3% in 2003 to 2.1% in 2014

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022

Bountiful Children in El Salvador

  • Bountiful Children began serving in El Salvador in 2015
  • 43 children and 6 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

El Salvador - History and Demographics

The Cuzcatlecs, Lenca and Maya were the first settlers in El Salvador. In the early 16th century, the Spanish Empire conquered the territory. In 1821, El Salvador achieved independence from Spain. El Salvador has chronic political and economic instability with coups, revolts, and a succession of authoritarian rulers in the 20th century. In 1992 after a civil war, a constitutional republic was formed which remains today. Government corruption has adversly affected the economy of El Salvador in the 21st century.


Bountiful Children in El Salvador

Bountiful has been helping communities in El Salvador since 2015. Over 25% of children under 5 experience extreme poverty. El Salvador is one of the smallest, poorest and most densely populated nations in the Western Hemisphere.

Communities in El Salvador

Available for Adoption


San Miguel

Considering A Donation?

All donations go toward identifying mothers and children in need, providing food supplements, health lessons, and other services. All donations are welcomed. Recurring monthly donations support community stability.

  • $8 = nourish 1 child for a month
  • $25 = nourish 3 children for a month
  • $100 = nourish 1 child for a year
  • $500 = nourish an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = nourish a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to provide nutritional supplementation to malnourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers as well as to teach health and cognitive development skills to families in the areas we serve.