17 years of Cattle cooperatives in San Vicente El Salvador

After a successful introduction of a dairy project in the community 17 years ago, S.H.A.R.E. recognizes the need for herd health training.

Cattle alone are not enough without training regarding animal care

In 2004 S.H.A.R.E. first began a project that provided cattle for dairy herds in El Salvador. There are now 18 cooperatively held herds and one or two cattle in 84 communities all as a result of the pass on principle, all stemming from the 8 original herds funded by S.H.A.R.E.. Although this represents an incredible success, it became apparent that programing was required to educate farmers regarding ongoing herd health to generate long term sustainability.

Provide training and support for herd health creates sustainability

The original project brought cattle to El Salvador with the primary purpose to provide milk for families, and generate surplus to sell. Although those recipients have done very well both in the initial projects, and the newly created pass it on locations, S.H.A.R.E. has begun a new project to provide the educational support to increase the viability of the farms. The current initiative is specifically to provide support and training for herd health, this small addition will ensure the ongoing sustainability of the project.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to ‘Pass on” a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.


12801 Bramalea Rd., Caledon Ontario, L7C 2R1


Throughout history ANTA has been forged as an institution that advocates the rights of Salvadoran peasant workers.


Cattle offspring are still being passed on so additional people can benefit from the initial project. This is truly a success story using the 'pass on' principle.

Related Projects

Verified by MonsterInsights