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Central America Partners and Activities Members Final Report

Partners and Activities

Within weeks of the Coalition's establishment, eight local and international partner agencies were identified to carry out immediate relief and intermediate-term reconstruction efforts in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Each partner organization had both an established relationship with at least one Coalition member, as well as a proven record of success in the affected countries. In total, the Coalition raised and distributed over $657,000.
  • Direct Relief International provided medical equipment for a primary care clinic in Nicaragua and a public health clinic in Honduras.
  • The Foundation for Self-Sufficiency established an agricultural revolving loan in El Salvador for individuals and cooperatives most severely affected by the storm.
  • International Medical Corps worked with the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Association in Honduras to conduct a survey of pesticide contamination in the water supply.
  • Operation USA provided counseling and training to hurricane survivors in Nicaragua, and supported a center for children in Managua that provides vocational training to at-risk youth.
  • Pro Mujer provided credit to over 6,000 Nicaraguan women, enabling them to re-establish and improve their small businesses.
  • Project HOPE used Coalition funds to support its Biomedical Engineering initiative that shipped over $350,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies to Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as to support their Honduran "Village Health Bank" program and a public-health survey/intervention project.
  • Proyecto Aldea Global (PAG) established an entire village in Honduras, Brisas del Campo, providing housing for 125 families who lost their homes.
  • The SHARE Foundation provided agricultural relief to ten communities in El Salvador, and supported a coalition of organizations that worked with government officials to influence national policy on sustainable agricultural alternatives, among other issues.