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.
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.
Sponsor a child in Honduras ❯
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.
The country’s children to have access to all the opportunities they need to fully develop into flourishing adults.
News from Honduras
From gangs to gospel: How a church spreads hope in Honduras
The death of Jordy’s grandfather devastated the then-12-year-old boy. He could have been a prime target to be recruited into a gang. But God intervened through his mother and a pastor who’d received training from World Vision.
Matthew 25: Prayer for children’s education
Join us in prayer for children everywhere to gain the education, wisdom, and discernment they need to reach the fullness of life God intends for them.
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