El salvador people

People of El Salvador

El Salvador suffers from terrible international press and prejudices. Sadly, gangs, mainly Barrio 18 and MS 13, constitute a significant challenge and problem in El Salvador. For many El Salvadorians, fear is a daily companion. Even though gangs and violence are omnipresent in El Salvador, we were surprised by how safe and welcomed the locals made us feel. Never, will we forget our first minutes in El Salvador, the welcome and the incredible hospitality we have experienced all over El Salvador. El Salvadorians will reward any visitor with the utmost friendliness!

 

 

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People of El Salvador

Isaac - a San Salvadorian in pursuit of freedom

Do you know those people who just put a smile on your face? People who just let you get carried away and blossom. Isaac is one of those people in whose presence you can immediately feel comfortable. His authentic and humorous personality inspired us.
People of El Salvador

Douglas - the determined father

Growing up with a father who held a high rank in El Salvador's military and a strong, confident mother Douglas' childhood was well protected. His upbringing may have been privileged compared to many El Salvadorian families, but also caused many challenges in daily life which we couldn't even imagine. With his father being an ex-military and aspiring politician, the family has faced threats from gangs.
People of El Salvador

Doris - a strong-hearted and powerful woman

We were headed to the beautiful beaches of El Cuco when met Doris at San Miguel’s bus station. Doris actually the first person we were lucky to get to know during our journey through El Salvador. Wanting to stack up our food and snack supplies we asked her for help to find stores. All set we started our journey to El Cuco with Doris, the best company possible.