ADES is a social organization founded on March 7, 1993 in the community of Santa Marta, located in Victoria, Cabañas, El Salvador.
Since its foundation ADES has fostered community development and the reclaiming of human rights in Cabañas, El Salvador-- its primary region of focus. However, it is currently accompanying several community organizations in different departments.
Amongst its most important activities are rural education, leadership schools, communication, solidarity economy, and organic agriculture. All of the work is rooted in popular education.




Leadership, organization and incidence
Promote inclusive and horizontal leadership, with an emphasis on women and youth, that strengthen community organization. • Promote processes of political incidence, vindication of human rights and defense of the territories, in alliance with social movements.
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Food sovereignty and agroecology

Promote the adoption of an agroecological model that contributes to the achievement of sustainable local agricultural systems that optimize and stabilize production, as the basis of food sovereignty.
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Comprehensive water and sanitation management

Strengthen community participation in improving water and sanitation management, contributing to the exercise of the human right to water.
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