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What is ESNA Villages?

ESNA Village Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, with operations in rural El Salvador. We connect villages in rural El Salvador with communities in North America in sustainable, effective partnerships to build lasting social change. By developing one-on-one relationships, engaging local leadership, and applying technical, academic, medical, and business resources ESNA facilitates a jointly developed and executed plan to improve the social, economic, and health conditions in El Salvador.

Areas of Focus




Cross-Culture Education

Vision of The Future

ESNA strives to see the day when all people of rural Central America have access to basic healthcare, educational opportunity, and economic stability.

Mission Statement

ESNA's mission is to walk in solidarity with the rural poor communities in El Salvador to improve the health, education, and living standards by engaging local leadership and applying technical, academic and business resources


ESNA positively impacts the standard of living for the people of rural El Salvador by partnering in the improvement of education, economic development, health, and long-term self-sustainability, one community at a time.


In alignment with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, ESNA works to help rural Salvadorans realize the following objectives:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a Global Partnership for Development