Since she was a child, Suyapa Maldonado has made fighting for the most vulnerable her core mission—and not even hurricanes and the most powerful El Niño on record will make her waiver.
Just off a treacherous road in El Salvador, families struggle to find food amidst drought.
For the last 20 years, Karen Ramírez has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of El Salvador’s poorest – especially in emergencies.
El Niño weather patterns combined with community water use may be encouraging virus-carrying mosquitoes to breed.
Communities across region suffer from erratic rainfall and poor harvests, recently worsened by the El Niño phenomenon.
In El Salvador, where crops have been badly damaged by drought and heavy rains—a food voucher program has made a difference.