About El Salvador

And Past Missions

El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The topography is mainly mountainous except for along the south of the country which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.  Its weather is primarily tropical with a rainy season from May to October and a typically dry season the rest of the year. The country’s current population is just under 7 million people. The country borders Honduras and Guatemala. The majority of the population is poor, with the minimum wage of only $100-$250 per month. Additionally, if added as a component of GDP, remittances from Salvadorans working in the US would constitute the largest component of El Salvador’s economy.  The country does not have its own currency and instead uses US dollars.

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Eye Care International’s past missions have been to the following locations in El Salvador:

1995 -- Zaragoza     

1996 -- Chirilagua

1997 & 1998 -- La Unión/Chirilagua

1999 -- Jiquilisco

2000 & 2001 -- La Libertad

2002 & 2003 -- Juayua

2004 -- La Palma

2005 & 2006 -- Perquín

2007 & 2008 -- Santa Rosa de Lima

2009 & 2010 -- Perquín

2011 -- La Libertad

2012 -- Santa Rosa de Lima

2013 -- Perquín

2014 -- La Libertad

2015 -- Chalatenango

2016 -- Perquín

2017 -- La Libertad

2018 -- Chalatenango

2019 -- Juayua

2020 -- Santa Rosa de Lima

2023 -- Perquín

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