Successful cases and Lessons Learned | Maria Emma community leader of the municipality Vueltas Chalatenango was affected by the last rains that occurred in the Central American region in June and where the department of Chalatenango was one of the most affected in El Salvador, being incommunicado from the rest of the country .
In the case of the municipality of the turns only in the urban helmet were affected 50 families, this is equal to about 400 people. In response to this situation, the WaSH for El Salvador program was initiated to respond to the needs of these affected families.
Our community was helped in the health section, with the delivery of the Hygiene Kits. All the families affected were also provided with the basic necessities that people have in these emergency cases, especially the families who they do not have resources that are also the most vulnerable in this municipality.
According to Maria Emma Rodríguez in the delivery of Hygiene Kits made by the Humanitarian Organization PRO-VIDA, the community through the municipal authorities put a counterpart to support the distribution.
Emma mentioned that there are 8 volunteers participating; collaborating in the activities. He also commented that as a group of people in the community have had to coordinate with municipal authorities, villages and water boards.
Among the lessons learned is that it is extremely important to include all poor families in the municipality and that the delivery of assistance is much faster.
«It is important that all of us are included in the election of people benefiting from the assistance, house-to-house visits, accompaniment by those affected by the rains in the fumigation campaigns, because together we respond better in an emergency as this «mentioned Emma.
«WASH for El Salvador» was a rapid response intervention to the crisis facing this municipality. The intervention was based on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) actions in which hygiene kits were delivered to all families, health campaigns were carried out in all communities.