IOM Signs Agreement with Private Sector to Assist Vulnerable Salvadorans

Migration and Development

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE) this week signed a cooperation agreement in El Salvador that will enable cooperation between both entities and implement joint activities for prevention of violence, and its effects in the migration processes, that affect vulnerable Salvadoran population.

The signing was part of FEPADE’s SolucionES project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SolucionES is implemented by various non-governmental organizations and has operated since 2012 in 55 communities, in five municipalities of El Salvador.

Among the companies that make up FEPADE are Citibank, ADOC, Nestle El Salvador, Sherwin Williams, Texaco Inc, UNILEVER, XEROX of El Salvador, Poma Foundation, Unisola Industries, ESSO Standard Oil, Siman Foundation, among others.

"This alliance with IOM will unite efforts to address the causes of migration and internal displacement by promoting and creating opportunities for children, adolescents and women heads of families, to access a better quality of life," said FEPADE Executive Director, Eugenia Suay Castrillo.

"We are aware that, with alliances like this, we strengthen each other by sharing experiences. It also allows us to cover a larger portion of the population that needs our assistance," said Jorge Peraza Breedy, Chief of Mission of IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

For further information, please contact Alba Miriam Amaya, IOM El Salvador, Tel: 503-2521-0500, Email:

IOM Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy and FEPADE Executive Director, Eugenia Suay Castrillo.