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Why World Vision is in Honduras
A controversial presidential election at the end of 2017 is highlighting widespread corruption among Honduras’ leadership. Due to the corruption, restructuring of laws keeps benefiting the most powerful, ignoring the well-being of the majority of the country’s people. Honduras is considered the world’s most vulnerable country to climate change and natural disasters. Millions of rural families get by with limited opportunities, farming small plots of land that have a high risk of damage. Almost one in four of the country’s children suffer from malnutrition, concentrated in these rural areas. Because of extensive poverty, about 50,000 kids under the age of 16 go to work instead of school. Our advocacy partnerships with major organizations are working to bring systemic changes to the corruption and injustices. Though many kids are still suffering from preventable illnesses, thanks to your support, we’re carrying out programs for children’s healthcare and protection. To continue sustainable change, we’re helping communities build better water and sanitation facilities and training them in good hygiene practices. Together, we’re working to make sure all children in Honduras lead healthy and safe lives.
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.
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.
- Child protection teams in villages in Honduras are being mobilized to keep children in rural areas safe from abuse and violence. These protection committees actively monitor the safety of children and address any rights violations or abuse through the appropriate channels.
- Children's groups in Honduras are inspired to serve their communities. Children are coming together to work with community leaders and mentors to select, fund-raise, and implement community service projects to improve conditions in their villages.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Better health in Honduras is being promoted though improving access to clean water by drilling new wells and installing new water systems. In addition, disease prevention is happening by installing new toilets for boys and girls on school grounds to promote improved sanitation.
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 in Honduras have more positive school environments to facilitate learning since improvements were made to school infrastructure, such as new larger, brighter classrooms and repairs to roofs and walls of existing classrooms.
- Through a collaboration with the ministry of education, churches and community leaders in Honduras, life skills education was facilitated through the Entrepreneurial Education model. This model uses interactive and culturally appropriate approaches to teach youth positive values, critical thinking, communication skills, self-care, critical thought, and HIV and AIDS prevention.
Prayer Requests from Honduras
World Vision's staff in Honduras are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
Peace and well-being of the people who are most exposed to poverty because of injustices and inequities in the country's leadership.
God to strengthen the hope and confidence of children to build a better future for their country.
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