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  • Group of four young people with aprons in a café
    I started my small business at 23 years old. Four years later, we have four stores and employ eight people.
    Aurora Rosas, 27
  • Group of four young people with aprons in a café
    I started my small business at 23 years old. Four years later, we have four stores and employ eight people.
    Aurora Rosas, 27
  • Young man with juggling equipment
    I'm 25 and I am an artist. At the same time, I am building a career as a professional cook. I am currently part of the Educarte Association, in which we promote social aid. Right now I have my own circus performance company and dance with a crew.
    Darwin Arriola, 25
  • Young man with juggling equipment
    I'm 25 and I am an artist. At the same time, I am building a career as a professional cook. I am currently part of the Educarte Association, in which we promote social aid. Right now I have my own circus performance company and dance with a crew.
    Darwin Arriola, 25
  • Young woman faces the camera
    I am an entrepreneur woman. I make cleaning and personal care products. I participated in KOIKA, the youth entreprenourship program at Ahuachapán, and earned seed capital. Seeing the need in my home, I used that money to start my own artisanal brand.
    Leticia Mendoza
  • Young woman faces the camera
    I am an entrepreneur woman. I make cleaning and personal care products. I participated in KOIKA, the youth entreprenourship program at Ahuachapán, and earned seed capital. Seeing the need in my home, I used that money to start my own artisanal brand.
    Leticia Mendoza
  • Young man standing in the park of his community
    We Salvadorans are most capable, we can achieve many things, but we often doubt ourselves and are scared of taking advantage of opportunities. I have met people from other countries who have trusted in me and in the work I do. That has allowed me to travel.
    Milton Borja, 25
  • Young man standing in the park of his community
    We Salvadorans are most capable, we can achieve many things, but we often doubt ourselves and are scared of taking advantage of opportunities. I have met people from other countries who have trusted in me and in the work I do. That has allowed me to travel.
    Milton Borja, 25
  • Young man on a bike, posing in front of a small-town church
    You can make a living in Ahuachapán, just as long as you commit to studying and working, devote time to your projects and create new habits that allow for consistency in your life.
    Omar Ernerto Torrento, 23
  • Young man on a bike, posing in front of a small-town church
    You can make a living in Ahuachapán, just as long as you commit to studying and working, devote time to your projects and create new habits that allow for consistency in your life.
    Omar Ernerto Torrento, 23
  • Young man portrayed in front of local church.
    I am a very responsible person and I make an effort to get what I want. Ever since I returned to my country, a year and a half ago, I have been dedicated to getting my degree. I have advanced English diplomas, got certified as bilingual tourist guide and now work here in Ahuachapán.
    Odir Esquivel
  • Young man portrayed in front of local church.
    I am a very responsible person and I make an effort to get what I want. Ever since I returned to my country, a year and a half ago, I have been dedicated to getting my degree. I have advanced English diplomas, got certified as bilingual tourist guide and now work here in Ahuachapán.
    Odir Esquivel
  • Young man shows his art
    I study marketing and, in my free time, I do street art. Thanks to the support of organizations like Caritas, we have started a small business that sells coffee. It is called Café Balam.
    Ronald Felix Albanez
  • Young man shows his art
    I study marketing and, in my free time, I do street art. Thanks to the support of organizations like Caritas, we have started a small business that sells coffee. It is called Café Balam.
    Ronald Felix Albanez
  • Young man with camera hanging from his neck
    I am 23 years old. I am a second-year student of Social Work and I am the president of the Educarte Association. We work with art, culture and education for communities and schools. I also work in photography and as a host and correspondent for the first indigeous radio of El Salvador.
    Alexis Alverenga, 23
  • Young man with camera hanging from his neck
    I am 23 years old. I am a second-year student of Social Work and I am the president of the Educarte Association. We work with art, culture and education for communities and schools. I also work in photography and as a host and correspondent for the first indigeous radio of El Salvador.
    Alexis Alverenga, 23