The Asociación Civil Mensajeros de la Paz is carrying out a program of comprehensive care for disabled people called “Hogar Mensajeros de la Paz,” located in Colonia San Francisco in San Salvador.
The project, which counts on the support of Fundación MAPFRE, works on the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities and currently offers comprehensive care to 9 seriously disabled persons for whom the State provides no institutional care.
The beneficiaries come into the program as children and receive the best care possible given the seriousness of their situations. The center counts on qualified health personnel who offer support to the beneficiaries at medical appointments, with the administration of medicines, and physical and occupational therapy.
In addition, they benefit from the provision of a healthy diet, clothing, recreation and culture.
Mensajeros de la Paz—El Salvador was formed with the fundamental mission of working on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society, and in particular on the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities within the framework of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by El Salvador in 2007.