Design for
vulnerability

El Majahual, El Salvador

Designing for Vulnerability is a collaborative effort between two Salvadoran universities: Universidad Don Bosco and the School of Communication Mónica Herrera. The aim of this project is to provide solutions to social problems through design processes.

75%

of the people, make use
of natural sources to
access water.

25%

of the people in the village
have access to drinking water.

1,000

families living
in the village El Majahual.

Testimonials

JULIA SANTOS

A villager in El Majahual Community

“Most health problems are caused by water, living on the seashore has a negative impact on us”.

SONIA DOMÍNGUEZ

A villager in El Zonte

“Living here is really hard for us, even more when one has many children. Nowadays, it is more expensive to get food because anybody can give you a piece of cloth, but not food”.

JESÚS MENDOZA

A villager in El Majahual Community

“There are water wells, but the health promoter has told us that the water is contaminated with feces”.

CLAUDIA SORTO

A villager in El Tunco

“If there’s a chance to do the laundry or iron for someone, I’ll go for it. If I have to sell tamales (typical food) or cook to get some money, I’ll do it”.