Since 1992, SOL has collaborated with the residents of rural communities in Nicaragua to build school classrooms and other needed infrastructure. We expanded our program to El Salvador in 1998. SOL provides all building materials and supervises the construction process, while community members provide labor and organizational support. During the construction process, volunteer work groups from the United States and Canada lend a hand with the construction.
Communities invite SOL to carry out a project through a formal request. We then hold a series of meetings during which we visit the community to explain how we work. If a project is approved, we work closely with all community members, whose involvement and leadership is critical to the project’s success.
We feel strongly that a community’s investment in as many aspects of the project as possible is vital to its immediate success as well as its longer term impacts on the community’s development process. Click below to read about some of our recent projects