Dassari was 15 and living in a violence-plagued community in Honduras when she received a letter from her World Vision sponsor that changed the course of her life. She now works as a teacher in her community and wants to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of girls, just as she was once encouraged by her sponsor.
Why World Vision is in Honduras
Honduras continues to struggle from a severe drought, violence, lack of access to quality education, and unemployment.
The drought, which began over five years ago, has decimated staple crops of beans and maize by up to 80% in some areas, devastating many farmers and rural communities. In addition, Honduras is facing high rates of violence, with the homicide rate being more than double the regional rate. This violence, along with an education system that hasn’t recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, has kept hundreds of thousands of children out of school. The government’s lack of investment in school supplies and maintenance of infrastructure has transferred the burden of public education costs to families — pushing those in poverty further to the margins. Young people, particularly women, face high unemployment rates.
In response, World Vision has implemented a variety of programs that focus on increasing access to quality education, preventing violence, and strengthening livelihoods. The THRIVE Project is helping rural communities become resilient to extreme weather. Over 2 million children and youth have been reached through our programs over the past year.
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.
Prayer Requests from Honduras
World Vision's staff in Honduras are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For every child in Honduras to get the opportunities they deserve to have a hope-filled life and a bright future.
For more children to hear God’s calling and break the cycles of violence in their communities.
News from Honduras
World Vision photographers capture stories of children and their families to inspire us to action and compassion. They capture intimate moments that illuminate God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed.
Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
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