Palo Alto Friends Meeting-El Salvador Projects

Changing rural El Salvador through education since 1989

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$25 pays for the internet connection at our student house for one month.

$100 a month will pay travel expense for one of our university students so that he or she can provide academic tutoring in math and science at one of 5 rural high schools in Suchitoto.

$500 will help to improve the science and math programs in the 5 rural schools of Suchitoto. We have started in El Bario but plan to include the other 4 schools as funds become available.

$500 a year will help us support the vocational programs at one K-12 school, these programs include things like baking and cooking classes.

$600 helps up provide one half scholarship for deserving high school graduates to continue thier studies.

$1200 allows you to sponsor a high school graduate to a year of higher education. Of your donation each student receives $1000/year in ten monthly payments, the remaining money is used to pay the rent for a coed student house in Salvador.  The expense of student house in San Salvador is now shared by five groups that work in education within the municipality of Suchitoto. Palo Alto and your donations account for the largest part of this expense and most of the furnishings and the cost of an internet connection are paid by us. This year we have 21 students in this larger house that is only five blocks from the National University of El Salvador, saving our students as well as those from 4 other scholarship programs both time and money.

$1500 a year helps us keep a teacher working and elementary school grades from being combined.


Our financial aid is given as no interest student loans, the contract with the student states that in exchange for financial aid, he or she will 1) pay costs of higher education for a younger brother or sister, 2) participate in community or social work or 3) repay the no interest loan, providing funds for other students in rural El Salvador to attend the university in the future.


In 2018 we are providing financial aid to 21 university students 8 of which are new students this year, in both 2017 and 2018 we were blessed with increased donations allowing us to add more new students than in past years. This year we were able to support more students than in 2017 and now again with a total number of students like in past years. In 2018 we have also been able increase some needed support to local schools in rural Suchitoto. We have also been able to improve a new program of social work our students do during the academic school year and now we can provide some financial aid for supplies and materials to make these projects all the more worthwhile. Your continued support is always needed and appreciated.


These are examples of how your donations directly affect the lives of not only the students, but the communities in El Salvador that will benefit from their increased skills and broader understanding of their youth.

If you can help with any of our projects needs please send inquiries to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.  or send your tax deductible donation to:


Palo Alto Friends Meeting
El Salvador Projects
957 Colorado Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Your check should be made out to Palo Alto Friends Meeting and the memo field should say El Salvador Projects/University, or El Salvador Projects/As Needed. 


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Thank you for considering a donation.                             

The El Salvador Projects Committee

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