Here are basic facts and FAQs about Central America migration, how World Vision addresses root causes of poverty there, and how you can help. One program raising promise among vulnerable youth in Central America is Youth Ready. Through this approach, we help young people discover their potential, develop specific career and life skills, establish support networks, build character and confidence, and plan for their future in their communities. This is work is made possible largely through child sponsorship.
Why World Vision is in Honduras
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.
- Parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline children without physical or emotional punishment, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Community members learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect them and their families from disease. Hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members.
- Over 10,000 boys and girls learned about nutrition, helping them to grow healthy and strong.
- Over 5,000 families received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment, helping them to improve their farm production and increase their family income so they can provide for their children.
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 and parents received educational support and training to help more children stay in school and reach their full potential. Some support included educational items to help them learn at home during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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
Pupusas — thick, grilled flatbreads usually stuffed with cheese, beans, or pork — are a staple in Central America. The dish originated in El Salvador and western Honduras. They’re similar to Mexican gorditas and Venezuelan arepas. A few simple ingredients combine to create a flavorful meal.
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