Salvavision is dedicated to supporting those who have been deported to ensure that they have an opportunity to have a chance at a better future.
Through these programs, our mission is to provide economic opportunities, as well as providing support and aid while they integrate back into their communities.
Bordando Sueños Program
Bordando Sueños is an initiative supporting women returnees in El Salvador through economic empowerment and art therapy. The program provides a creative outlet and space for women to connect and build new relationships through shared experiences while creating beautiful mantas.
Program participants are provided with business training, access to and control over productive resources, and means for meaningful participation in the economy by selling their mantas for additional income for their families as they start over in a new home.
Bordando Sueños is a Salvavision program in partnership with the External Affairs Offices of the Government of El Salvador, and is led by Wendy Aguilar, a Salvavision sponsored returnee. While waiting to present herself for her asylum interview at a shelter with her two-year-old son, mother and younger sister, Salvavision supported Wendy with legal assistance, as well as financial aid for housing. After waiting for over a year during the pandemic in Nogales, Mexico, Wendy decided to go back to El Salvador and start Bordando Sueños.
Salvavision’s Scholarship Program
Since 2017, Salvavision has been awarding scholarships to returnees in El Salvador to help them integrate back into the community by providing them with financial aid and a path towards higher education.
Stories of Recipients
Karla (pictured above) is a single mom who attempted the journey to the U.S. Karla unfortunately only made it to Mexico due to medical reasons. She now has been a recipient of our scholarship program for three years. She is now in school to become a social worker.
William (pictured above) also attempted the journey to the U.S., but after he found himself in too many dangerous situations in the desert, Salvavision supported him with financial aid to get him back to El Salvador. William has been connected with the External Affairs and gone through many programs and is currently going through school to become an electrician.