Guatemala and El Salvador are part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot – the third largest in the world. They are vibrant countries, rich with culture, history, diversity and incredible natural wonders.
Sadly however the two countries suffered through extended civil wars, and the economic, social and environmental impacts of these can still be felt today.
Even more alarmingly, just 20 years since the signing of the peace, these two countries and their people are facing a new peril. Here in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions, climate change is real, cruel and moving with frightening rapidity across the landscape.
SERES works in these regions, helping transform young people into leaders and change-makers and working with them to build hope, develop plans and take action towards creating resilient, thriving and sustainable communities.
Strategic Areas of Focus
In Guatemala, our areas of focus are the departments (states) of Chimaltenango, Quiché, Quetzaltenango, and Sacatepéquez.
In El Salvador, our areas of focus are the departments (states) of Ahuachapán, Cuscatlán, and San Salvador.