The primary issue for Sonsonate is poverty, where the Nahuat Peoples lives at a subsistence level. Over the past nine years, community food security success include:
- Restored nearly six acres on denuded land for sustainable farming and biodiversity
- Built an ecological wastewater treatment system, providing soil seed and farm supplies for five acres of corn, beans, and squash
- Installed a rainwater collection system to collect rain at the top of the ridge and gravity feed irrigation water to the fields below.
- Planted over 5000 trees to enhance surrounding biodiversity, traditional community houses
- Built several high-efficiency stoves to keep the air clean, save wood, and address the respiratory problems of women who otherwise breathe wood smoke in working over open cookfire stoves.
This work provides a demonstration of the possibilities to the greater community, provides a forum for interchange between different indigenous groups in Meso-America, and helps build capacity for community food security throughout the community, to replicate projects and benefits beyond the site.