ENLACE (pronounced en-lah-say, the Spanish word for link) has been equipping churches to transform communities in El Salvador since 1993.
El Salvador is a country full of hardship as well as opportunity. Battered by wars, earthquakes, and ongoing violence, the people of El Salvador struggle to break the cycle of poverty. In rural El Salvador:
- 46% live in dirt floor homes
- 23% of children suffer from chronic malnourishment
- 58% lack access to clean water
- 63% live on less than $2 per day
ENLACE responds to these challenges by equipping churches to alleviate poverty in their own communities. Over a 10-year period, ENLACE trains and coaches church leaders to work with their communities to develop sustainable solutions in the areas of:
- home gardens
- clean water and sanitation
- medical care and health education
- small business ventures
- roads, bridges and infrastructure
(click on the map to search ENLACE's regions in El Salvador)
Of all the missions organizations I’ve worked with, I’ve never seen one more strategic in their approach and well suited for a transforming partnership with US churches."
Missions and Outreach Pastor
Timberline Church, Fort Collins, CO
MISSION: ENLACE is a Christian development organization that exists to alleviate spiritual and physical poverty by equipping local churches to transform communities.
VISION: ENLACE's vision is to see 100 churches transform the spiritual and physical lives of 250,000 people in El Salvador by 2015.
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