The agricultural sector has dominated El Salvador’s economy in the past, but recently the industrial and service sectors have taken over and now make up a greater percentage of the workforce (around 58%). Due to the Salvadoran Civil War of the 1980s, violence is still prevalent in this country and with the economy heavily dependent on the United States, El Salvador has seen low periods of economic growth. There are very few remaining indigenous groups in the country; in fact they only make up 0.23% of the population now. Women have also faced many challenges and are the hardest hit by job losses due to the pandemic. This situation proves why it is even more important to provide women with the opportunities to escape poverty.