During this time of war, families suffered from violence, death, and injustice. In 1990, ANADES became recognized as a Salvadoran non-for-profit organization. The mothers who organized ANADES where moved by their faith and pain to commitment themselves to persevering the most precious gift of all –life and most specifically, the lives of children.
Throughout the years, the spirit of these women and martyrs such as Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Alfonso Acevedo inspired others to dedicate their lives to justice, accompanying the poor and suffering, and improving the harsh reality and limited opportunities. With this motivation the association has grown into 4 main branches: five early education centers throughout the country, community development and organizing in rural and urban areas, two health care clinics, and sustainability through produce from an organic farm.