El Salvador is a Latin American country that is rapidly industrializing, yet continues to struggle with high rates of poverty, inequality, and crime.
San Salvador, the capital, is considered the deadliest city in the Western Hemisphere. Violence between gangs and police kills thousands every year, and often those affected are innocent children.
About El Salvador
% living below poverty line
Number of distributions
This number is based on UCP Wheels for Humanity’s multiplier, which takes the birth rate in each country and estimates that one wheelchair impacts the beneficiaries life in full, 0.75% of his or her primary caregiver’s life and 0.25% of the surrounding family members’ (siblings) lives.
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San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador, is considered the deadliest city in the Western Hemisphere. Violence between gangs and police kills thousands every year, and often those affected are innocent. Alicia was just a year old when she was caught in the crossfire between two gangs and shot, leaving her spinal cord injured […]
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In October 2016 Walkabout travelled to El Salvador to distribute 250 paediatric wheelchairs. Several of the children we met had been spinal cord injured as a result of the gun violence that has plagued the country for so long. The capital, San Salvador, is considered the deadliest city in the Western Hemisphere. Alicia, one of […]
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