Honduras

Why World Vision is in Honduras


Because of a prolonged drought exacerbated by El Nino, Honduras declared a national emergency in 2015. People were forced to start migrating in search of an income to pay for food. Approximately 170,000 children under age 5 are facing malnutrition and disease due to the lack of clean water in Honduras. Community volunteers, health staff, church leaders, and sanitation committees have responded by partnering with us to train families on treating water and practicing basic sanitation in order to improve the health and nutrition of children under 5. The key to combating poverty, hunger, and disease over the long term is to build household and community resilience. For example, at World Vision’s Honduras Farming Field School adults and school children learn to optimize land resources and water for higher crop production, rather than burning the fields and cutting trees according to traditional farming methods. The new technology has led them to harvest cilantro, radishes, mustard, lettuce, tomato, squash, cabbage, carrots, and beets.

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 ❯

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Prayer Requests from Honduras

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

  • Healthcare volunteers offering classes to parents about how to grow and prepare drought-resistant crops to feed their children.

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  • Girls and boys suffering from malnutrition because of the lack of food and the waterborne illnesses that deplete their systems.

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News from Honduras