Please join us for a Business Luncheon with Ana Luisa Moran Ahern, Executive Director for EcoViva.

EcoViva supports community-led social justice movements in Central America implementing innovative solutions to poverty, environmental degradation, and climate change.

Wednesday, September 11th

Stockman Bank Downtown Missoula, 6th Floor

11 AM- 12:30 PM

$25 per person, includes lunch

For additional questions, please contact Nikki Geiszler, Programs Director at 406-728-3328 or ngeiszler@montanaworldaffairs.org.

More about EcoViva:

Since our founding in 1996, we have supported a democratic movement for peace, justice and environmental sustainability in the Lower Lempa River Estuary and the nearby Bay of Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve of El Salvador. With our continual and focused support, this grassroots movement has grown to include over 100 villages with a population of approximately 35,000 people. Together, our partner communities in El Salvador have created a model for grassroots participation in integrated and sustainable community development that may be unparalleled in Central America. They are building a green rural economy, addressing the effects of climate change, and empowering young people with information and education while protecting the largest mangrove forest left in the region.

In El Salvador, we offer direct financial support to our local partner organizations and provide them with ongoing technical assistance with program planning and policy advocacy. We help them build strategic alliances locally and internationally and recruit skilled volunteers to support their efforts. We bring people from the United States to El Salvador on EcoViva Tours to learn about what’s happening and build grassroots support for our work in the United States. We also connect our partners with national policy initiatives and major international funding streams from which they would otherwise be typically excluded.

To read more, please visit their website here.

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