For fourteen years, through generous donors and our partnership in El Salvador with the Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS), we have invited Salvadoran women to dream. From the very first SEW business to the eighteen currently in operation, SEW has had a meaningful impact on hundreds of women, their families and their communities.

Just as we have worked to transform the lives of women and their families, it is time for a transformation for SEW. The SEW board, grappling with the reality of our small office and lean budget, has decided on a new direction for SEW to continue and grow. This summer, we will transfer SEW’s mission to the CIS.

We have full confidence in the CIS to continue this work and continue the empowerment and accompaniment that are central to SEW’s work. All of us with SEW, here and in El Salvador, are most grateful to all of our donors, volunteers and others who have made this dream a reality. Over the coming months, we will be in touch through our spring newsletter and email to provide more information.