ADCASMUS works with families living in poverty or extreme poverty, in communities that receive little or no other institutional or government support. ADCASMUS stands for Association for Community Development, Environmental Protection & Multiple Services . About half of its programs are located in rural areas, where the population depends primarily on subsistence farming (corn and beans) on rented land for their livelihoods. In the region of Usulután, ADCASMUS works with families who make their living from fishing and clam digging. Some families supplement their diet and income by raising small animals (chickens or pigs). ADCASMUS runs a community-centre and two libraries in a semi-rural area, where it also runs educational and training programs for youth.