Soleterre has been present in El Salvador for 16 years with two branches, one in San Salvador and one in the Department of Chalatenango. The Work Is Progress programme guarantees the social inclusion and protection of particularly vulnerable people, offering them integrated packages of psychological assistance, school support for minors, digital literacy, art workshops and community meetings aimed at non-violent conflict resolution and the development of restorative justice practices, constant elements of the programme, aimed at fostering social inclusion as an indispensable prerequisite for concrete economic integration. To this end, multidisciplinary teams composed of educators, social promoters, psychologists and experts in restorative justice have consistently ensured an integrated multidisciplinary approach, with services provided both in-person and remotely, implemented jointly with a variety of actors in the area.
Since 2021, the EMPLEANDO-NOS labour inclusion programme has started in the country, offering disadvantaged people vocational training opportunities and technical and financial support for the development of autonomous micro-entrepreneurship initiatives. Its beneficiaries are mainly returned migrants, mothers in distress and young people seeking employment. Here too, the service is characterised by an integrated multidisciplinary approach, offering not only technical and soft skills training and job activation, but also psychological support, social mediation and legal assistance. The main productive sector in which EMPLEANDO-NOS is currently implemented is the coffee chain, in the Department of Chalatenango, but in the last two years the programme has also supported the development of tourism activities linked to the protection of natural resources and environmental sustainability in the Western Departments of Ahuachapán and Sonsonate, extending the implementation of activities within the Apaneca-Llamatepec Biosphere Protection Reserve.