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

Atiquizaya

San Miguel

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

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

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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