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SAHF was founded in the year 1983, to help send aid donated in the United States to El Salvador and with the help of our in-country sister foundation FUSAL, the aid is distributed by FUSAL to Salvadorans in need. Click on the icons to see more about SAHF.

SAHF is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization 
Federal Tax ID Number 23-39140.

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors

José Eduardo Siman - President
Ernesto Poma - Vice President
William Freund - Treasurer
Magda Lie-Nielsen – Secretary
León R. Ávila
Raúl Henríquez
María Nazari

René Rodríguez
Daniel Schwartz
Matilde Siman- Kim

Julio Villafañe
Enrique Yaffar

letter from president

In September of 2023, SAHF will have served El Salvador and its people for 40 years. As the President of the board for 25 of those years, I am proud of all we have been able to accomplish. Over the years we have been able to help thousands of people overcome malnutrition, overcome mobility issues, support them with food insecurity, give them access to life changing medicines, giving people love, hope and so much more.

SAHF has been a critical piece of the puzzle. As SAHF continues to grow not only with it’s reach in Salvadoran communities, helping communities in every state of the country. But also growing in the number of containers shipped and the quality of the items being sent to the people who are in need of our help.

As we move forward and not only celebrate our 40 years of success but also plan for the next 40 years. We hope that you will continue to be part of SAHF’s growing family. In 2022 SAHF sent over 20 million in value of in-kind goods despite the rising cost of transporting containers to El Salvador. We are grateful to our family of supporters and donors over the last few years, we are very aware the rising costs are affecting all. But we know that your generosity does more than help just one person, it helps bring hope to people in need.

Our focus this coming year continues to be helping children and families overcome malnutrition and food insecurity. As the cost of food continues to rise all over the world but an astounding 14% in El Salvador, we aim to help people who most need our support to put food on their family’s tables and work to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Thank you for being a part of SAHF’s Family and we thank you for your continued support over the next 40 years.

program highlights


WeSUPPORT is SAHF's in-kind program, with the help of our in-kind partners we send donated items to El Salvador. Together with our in country sister foundation in El Salvador, FUSAL, donations are distributed to communities in need. These donations support an extensive network of hospitals, clinics, rural health posts, orphanages, nursing homes, libraries, nonprofit organizations, and rural health promoters.
The foundation's reach covers all 14 states of El Salvador regardless of race, gender, religion, age, disability, economic status, or political affiliation.

In SAHF’s 40 years of operations over XXXX has been shipped in in-kind goods and we are proud to say that your support has helped make this possible.

To see the list of organizations that received in-kind aid from our WeSUPPORT Program in 2021 click here.

Impact story - MAP

Mobilizing the goodwill of generous individuals


Thanks to our in-kind partners, 
click on any logo to know more about our partners.


AmeriCares is a non-profit emergency response and global health organization. In times of epic disaster or daily struggle, we deliver medical and humanitarian aid to people in need worldwide.

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Since 1912, CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) is the leading U.S.-based Catholic charity focused exclusively on global health care. Their medical volunteers, donated medicines, HIV/AIDS, child survival and neglected tropical diseases programs and initiatives focus on making health care available to all.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. Direct Relief can work with healthcare professionals and organizations on the ground and equip them with the essential medical supplies and equipment.

Feed My Starving Children

(FMSC) is a Christian, non-profit organization with a mission of “Feeding God’s Children, Hungry in Body and Spirit.” At this time, FMSC produces and ships three food products. Each scientifically engineered to help nourish severely malnourished children.

Food For the Poor

Food For The Poor provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
Free Wheel Chair Mission

Free Wheel Chair Mission

Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations.


We make everything from comfortable sleepwear and thermal underwear to high-performance activewear and casual clothing for men, women, and kids.


Liquid I.V. believes equitable access to clean and abundant water is the foundation of a healthier world.

MAP International

MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty responding to their needs by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change.


Superior Uniform Group, Inc. manufactures and sells a wide range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel and accessories for the medical and health fields as well as for the industrial, commercial, leisure and public safety markets

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Delivering Good

Delivering Good, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster.



+ $19 Million


69 shipments. Top donors being Americares, Direct Relief, Food For The Poor and Feed My Starving Children


  • 62,535 People have been helped directly from FUSAL/ SAHF donations
  • Additionally 157 organizations have also been helped
    • $8 Million went to Clinics
    • $5 Million went to communities directly

program highlights


In 2004, an extensive nutrition-based program — Libras de Amor, was designed to address malnutrition in children under five years old who live in El Salvador's rural areas. Currently this program is known as the Early Childhood Development Program.

With the help of FUSAL and in-kind donors, the early childhood development program helps support children during their most critical stages of development over the first 5 years of life. The program is also growing support families and help them overcome the dangers of malnutrition and the issues that arise as food sees inflation of over 14%.

Impact story - Estrella

Estrella Belén Melgar Morataya was born July 15th, 2022. She was born weighing 3.1kg or 6.8 lbs., a healthy weight for a little girl. Nine days after her birth, the Early Childhood Development Program technical team identified an alarming weight loss, as she went from 3.1 kg/ 6.8 lbs to 2.7 kg/5.9 lbs. If this situation continued, Estrella's health would have been severely compromised in less than a month. Thankfully our team was there to help!

program highlights


SAHF initiated a pilot program to teach English to kindergarten and elementary school children at Residencial Libertad's educational complex. The program's methodology provides short-term results and effectively teaches students how to acquire the language gradually and use it in their daily lives.
Students participating in the program receive five hours a week of language instruction to speak, read and write in English. This gives them the opportunity to continue bettering themselves. If students master the English language they are given the opportunity to work, in call centers where they can make a healthy living and break the poverty cycle in their family. 
Since 2017, SAHF has sponsored the English Language program for approximately 1,200 students at Residencial Libertad's educational complex.

1,200 students

The program now also provides a component know as Plan de Vida (Life Plan) for high school students which
enables them to forge a visual path for their future, and aligns with SAHF's human development mission by believing that learning English can pave the way for more significant opportunities.

Impact story - Bilingual program video 

program highlights


When natural disasters strike El Salvador, SAHF extends its support and increases efforts to collect in-kind aid in the United States to ship it to El Salvador. The monies donated are also sent to El Salvador immediately to help impact not only the community but also the local economy in a positive way. In 2022 we saw heavy rains that created havoc in an already struggling environment. 

To participate from the USA: Text SALVADOR to 20222 and make a $10 donation.

Tropical storm Julia

program highlights


The WePARTNER Program is a way that US based donors can support local Salvadoran charities by giving a grant and/or donation to SAHF to be made available to a designated charitable organization in El Salvador. This program has helped bring thousands of dollars in aid to El Salvador, that might not be there without SAHF.

Number of partners


There are 24 number of charities that you can give grants to, in support. In 2022 $882,303.59 was donated to these charities with the help of SAHF.


A fundamental principle for SAHF and how it carries out its mission is to maintain a firm policy of full transparency in its finances, especially in how the organization uses the donations that it receives each year. We are currently going through our 2023 audit; we will upload the information once the audit is complete. Below you will be able to find our 2022 audit and prior audits.
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