El Salvador is a small country in Central America. Together with neighboring Honduras and Guatemala, it forms the “Triangulo del Norte” (Northern Triangle), the region with the highest murder rate in the world. In El Salvador alone, gang crime claimed more than 20 lives a day in 2015 (out of a population of around 6.5 million). In addition to violence, the country has to deal with many other problems. Almost 50% of the population lives below the poverty line, and just as many are unemployed or underemployed. Because of the difficult social situation, many people leave the country, most of them trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the risk of their lives.