Honduras

Why World Vision is in Honduras


In 2018, political protests about the reelection of the country’s president turned violent. Citizens have little trust in the government because of widespread corruption and injustice. Honduras has one of the highest rates of inequality in Latin America, meaning an elite minority benefits from politics while already-vulnerable families and children suffer disproportionately. The country’s economy faces instability because it’s largely based on food exports, which can be directly affected by natural disasters. Honduras is one of the countries in the world most prone to natural disasters or climate change effects. And other challenges exist for Hondurans. More than two in five rural families live in extreme poverty and don’t know where their next meals will come from. Many children experience a limited childhood because they have to go to work, often in exploitative conditions. Crime and violence are rampant. The average amount of education is only seven years, which negatively impacts kids’ future prospects. Thanks to the generosity of donors, in 2018 about 118,000 Honduran families were supported with disaster readiness, job opportunities, and more. Tens of thousands of people now have access to clean drinking water. Children and families learned how to improve their sanitation and hygiene behaviors, to stay free of diseases. Communities were equipped with plans to reduce the impacts of disasters, should they occur. We’re helping to strengthen schools so children get quality educations, and raising awareness among families about the negative effects of child labor. Families learned skills for parenting with love and respect instead of violence, so kids can grow up better protected.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Honduras

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline children without physical or emotional punishment, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Community members learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect them and their families from disease. Hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members.
  • Over 10,000 boys and girls learned about nutrition, helping them to grow healthy and strong.
  • Over 5,000 families received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment, helping them to improve their farm production and increase their family income so they can provide for their children.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Children and parents received educational support and training to help more children stay in school and reach their full potential. Some support included educational items to help them learn at home during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Prayer Requests from Honduras

World Vision's staff in Honduras are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • The peace and well-being of Hondurans, especially those who are most affected by injustice and inequality.

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  • The country’s children to have access to all the opportunities they need to fully develop into flourishing adults.

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News from Honduras

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