The governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador declared a state of emergency and LWF staff are living in strict quarantine in their houses.

Central America

Country Program

LWF Central America operates in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. There, common threats to vulnerable populations include limited, fragmented economic growth; forced and voluntary migration; continued violation of basic human rights; militarization and insecurity; and natural disasters. As a response, LWF Central America conducts projects in the areas of food security, climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), human rights and gender justice, migration and humanitarian assistance. In 2021, LWF Central America supported more than 29,000 people including different projects in response to COVID-19.

LWF Central America’s work relies on three strategic areas of intervention as defined in the 2019-2024 Country Strategy: Livelihoods, Quality Services and Protection and Social Cohesion. The country program’s implementation stategy is based on a “local to global” approach, supporting partner organizations and communities in various areas.

Updated: 8.2.2023

What we do in Central America

Partners and donors

María de los Ángeles Zavala now runs her own tortillas-making business. Photo: ICLH

ACT Alliance

ACT Church of Sweden

Bread for the World

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)

Christian Aid


Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in BavariaFONGI Guatemala


International Organization for Migration (IOM)

LWF German National Committee


Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)



Help us make a difference in the lives of people in need in Central America.

Photo: LWF Central America