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Nutrition
27 June 2012

In 2009, Melvin Ernesto Perez first came to a Childhood Wellness Center in the municipality of Apaneca. The signs of severe undernutrition were visible not only on his body but also in other areas of his life.
 

Focus on Women
4 June 2012

In the municipality of San Rafael Cedros located in the province of  Cuscatlán (central region of El Salvador and some 83 kilometers from the capital city of San Salvador), five women have set up a small business now known as “La Cocina Económica” (Economic Kitchen). This business is managed by an association of women entrepreneurs that supply ready to eat school meals for students attending the local public school in this municipality.

Focus on Women, Gender, School Meals
17 May 2012

Thanks to the Gender Innovation Fund, a group of women led by Blanca Segovia had an opportunity to start their own microbusiness, support the school meals programme at local schools and also improve the nutrition of their own families.

Purchase for Progress
19 January 2012

Jose Manuel Ramirez had to wait 10 years to have the opportunity of doing what he loves the most: farming, a tradition he and his brothers inherited from their parents.

 


5 January 2012

The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.


30 November 2011

WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!

Floods, Focus on Women, Gender
27 June 2010

Hurricane Ida left behind a trail of destruction when it slammed into El Salvador last November. In the town of Monte San Juan, women’s groups are spearheading the reconstruction effort with the help of a programme that keeps their families fed. The project has helped women like Carmen Perez become community leaders.

Floods, Hurricanes
10 November 2009

WFP estimates that as many as 10,000 people in El Salvador will need urgent food assistance in the coming days after heavy rains swept across the country, leaving more than 100 people dead and causing extensive damage.

Food Security Analysis, School Meals
9 July 2009

Norma López, 33, last sent money home to her mother in early 2008. That last ‘remittance’ was US$60 -- US$40 less than what she used to send. Amid the economic downturn in the United States, her housekeeping work was cut from six hours a day to two.

Nutrition
24 March 2009

Orbelina, a single mother in El Salvador, recently took her daughter out of school because she needed help earning enough money to put food on the table for the family. It's a common story among the poor in Central America.