This organization started on May 27, 1998 with the intention of creating a local grassroots group that would meet the needs of different communities in southern Zacatecoluca, department of La Paz, El Salvador. IDES addresses the needs of 16 different communities in the following areas:
- Natural Disaster Response
- Economic Autonomy Initiatives
- Food Sovereignty
- Formal and Informal Education
- Empowerment of Women and Youth
Read about their progress in the 2019 LAC Annual Report.