Heavy rains and high tides have once again caused major flooding across El Salvador, including several coastal communities of the Lower Lempa region. Since September 28, water has encroached on the communities of Salinas del Potrero, Sisiguayo, and Isla Montecristo, damaging homes and affecting hundreds of families. Some shrimp farming cooperatives are reporting damage to infrastructure and loss of […]
In this new video, learn how communities in El Salvador confront climate change, organize for sustainable livelihoods and build a better future. Filmed and edited by Spencer Stoner.
Dear Beloved EcoViva Community, This December will mark the end of my 5th year as Executive Director of EcoViva. In that time, I have learned a tremendous amount about effective community organizing from our local partners in Central America, and I have had the joy and privilege to personally get to know hundreds of our […]
By Jeff Haas, Board Chair, EcoViva On June 23rd, Overbook and North Star foundations in NYC hosted a North-South dialogue featuring Estela Hernandez and Walberto Gallegos from the Mangrove Association, Yael Falicov and Nathan Weller from EcoViva, and several grassroots groups from the NYC area responding to Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of the exchange was […]
By: Ted Wysocki Don Antonio Amaya welcomed us to his village on a sunny November Monday morning and shared the story of its residents and the tribulations they have endured over thirty years. Don Antonio, now 75 years old, is one of the founders of Ciudad Romero as he and others resettled there in 1991 […]