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Ministry Highlight: El Salvador

el-salvador-facts Our ministry in El Salvador started in 1977 with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2009, we implemented both the Child Survival and Leadership Development programs.

In July 2008, the ministry in El Salvador obtained facilities that will enable us to deliver new ministries and more effective services to our Implementing Church Partners.

Country Director

Guillermo Enmanuel Munoz Campos joined our ministry in El Salvador as a Partnership Facilitator Supervisor in 1998 and was promoted to Country Director in 2004. Prior to Compassion, Guillermo was a project planner for a company that worked with hydraulic networks and sewage systems. He was also an analyst for an organization that administered retirement funds.

In 1979, Guillermo earned an associates degree in plastic engineering from the Technological Institute of San Salvador, and in 1986 he obtained a degree in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University. He also holds a diploma in “Total Quality Applied to Education” from the Catholic University of Honduras.

Guillermo experienced poverty first-hand in the early years of his childhood. His father passed away when he was just 6 months old and once Guillermo grew old enough to help out, he had to work in the family business.

When he got a little older, Guillermo worked in a local movie theatre and on cotton plantations. The limitations and challenges he had faced as a young boy only strengthened his resolve to help others be released from poverty. He was taught to give his burdens to God and that poverty can be overcome.

When Guillermo meets with church leaders, children and youth, he is able to share from his own experience as he expresses his passion for the poor.

Implementing Church Partners

Implementing Church Partners are local churches in El Salvador with whom we work to deliver child development programs and ministry in the field.

Child Survival Program

Child Development Through Sponsorship

Your sponsorship of a child in El Salvador provides a variety of benefits.

In El Salvador, 1st- to 9th-grade children go to school five hours per day, either in the morning or the afternoon. High school students attend school 6 to 9 hours per day. Because of this, the younger children are able to come to the child development centers more frequently than the older children:

Leadership Development Program

Complementary Interventions

Our core Child Sponsorship Program, while comprehensive, does not address all obstacles to a child’s healthy development. Compassion’s Complementary Interventions program was created to work with our holistic child development model to provide additional services, such as our AIDS Initiative, Bibles for all children, disaster relief and safe-water projects.

Here are some of the Complementary Interventions we offer in El Salvador: