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.

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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.

  • In order to improve child protection by preparing children for potential disasters, the ADP worked in collaboration with local partners to train children on how to respond before, during, after man-made and natural disasters. Furthermore, children were also educated on other local actors who are trained to respond to disasters, learning about their role and how they are prepared to respond to these events.
  • In order to improve child protection, communities located the ADP areas formed Child Protection and Welfare Committees or Child/Adolescent Networks. Through the Child/Adolescent Networks, children, adolescents, and youth were trained in topics such as identifying and reporting abuse, justice operations, child rights, and advocacy. These networks also allowed CAY to improve their relationship-building skills, critical thinking skills, and decision-making skills.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • In order to decrease the prevalence of common preventable diseases among children, the ADP worked with local partners to train families and sanitation boards in basic sanitation topics, especially personal and community hygiene.
  • In order to improve the nutrition of children under the age of 5, the ADP worked with local partners and health units to train community health workers and mothers in the EAN methodology (Food and Nutrition Education). This methodology focuses primarily on preparing nutritious foods that are available locally.

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.

  • In order to improve the academic performance of children living in the ADP communities, the ADP trained both teachers and students in Peer-to-Peer tutoring methodology. Tutoring sessions took place in educational centers in ADP communities, where children were able to improve their scores in mathematics and Spanish through the help of peer tutors. In addition to academic performance, this methodology also promotes values such as solidarity, cooperation, responsibility, friendship, love, commitment, and leadership among both the tutors and other students.
  • In order to allow adolescents and youth to gain knowledge that will allow them to integrate into the local economy, the ADP worked in collaboration with local partners and institutes to provide adolescents with vocational entrepreneurial training. The vocational courses included topics such as motorcycle repair, masonry, culinary, carpentry, and cosmetology.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Relying on God's grace and Spirit, our local staff served children and families as a demonstration of God's unconditional love, seeking always to be faithful ambassadors of Jesus--the reason for our hope.

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