EMANA is an independent development project located in Tasajera island, in El Salvador. We represent a collective movement that seeks, above all, to attain ecologically-friendly development that serves the needs and aspirations of the Tasajera community.
EMANA es un proyecto de desarrollo independiente ubicado en la isla Tasajera, en El Salvador. Representamos un movimiento colectivo que busca, sobre toda cosa, lograr un estado de desarrollo amigable al medio ambiente que represente las necesidades y aspiraciones de los habitantes de Tasajera.
Figure 1. Reference map of Tasajera Island
Areas of Work:
|The transfer of knowledge and resources is essential to improving education in Tasajera. We believe stimulating learning reduces poverty.||We promote the collection and analysis of ecosystem data such as fisheries, mangroves, livestock, and water quality, as means to make informed decisions.||Development that meets the needs and aspirations of the local community through the implementation of adaptive collaborative governance methods.|
Health and Nutrition intervention
July 7 – August 5
Our research shows that Tasajera community members are vulnerable to multiple medical conditions, a state that is exacerbated by the lack of public medical services. EMANA, together with its partners, will engage in part 2 of the Health program which started in 2016. Our main objectives include the provision of medical supplies/resources to community, provide free medical related services by certified volunteers, collect health-related data from Tasajeran people, and to train local community to address health-related risks.
Tasajera Summer School project
For a period of 8 weeks we hosted 75 kids, youth, and community members to impart free classes of different subjects including Reading/Writing, computers, English, Water Filtration, Mathematics, and Organic Gardening.
Partners: Sol de Tasajera + ADESCO Tasajera + Central Assembly of God, PA
Project page: click here