CoCoDA celebrates the life and work of Iván Villasboa

On the 50th birthday of Ivan José María Villasboa, we celebrate his life, his dedication to the people of Central America and his years of service to Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA).  On October 31st, Ivan will be retiring from his position as CoCoDA Program Director and transitioning to the CoCoDA Board of Directors. For the first time in nearly...

Dr. Hurtado explains how they need the resources to fight Covid-19

Fighting COVID-19 in Central America

In this video, Dr. Alex Hurtado and Midwife Higinia Hernandez explain how desperately they need the resources to fight Covid-19 in Central America. In El Salvador, there have been about 22,000 “reported” cases and about 600 deaths.  Nicaragua has had at least 130 deaths. These are high numbers for these small countries. There is also lots of evidence that...


Aguacayo community received water through the Sun and Water Initiative

Aguacayo community, like many communities in El Salvador, was very affected during civil war. When families started to repopulate the community, they faced with a different kind of life with no water at homes. They had to walk dangerous paths to get water. Meet Carmen Amaya, one of the first inhabitants of this community and know some of the history...

Central American Sun and Water Conference

Be inspired with the 2021 Central American Sun and Water conference

Companion Community Development Alternatives (CoCoDA) alongside Central American communities, local NGO’s, Rotary International, local Rotary clubs and the Washington Ethical Society have been partnering in building potable water systems.During these difficult times, much of our work in Central America has stalled, but we are still able to prepare for four new solar-powered water systems coming in 2021. These systems make possible...