Building Resilience and Cultivating Hope.

Hope for Honduran Families.

There was a time when Alejandro (above in purple) felt forced to migrate. He said, “I didn’t know how to improve my life. But I knew that if I left, I’d not only lose my land, but I’d also lose my family.”
When he joined World Vision’s THRIVE program, his prospects changed. Now he says, “In this place, we have everything we need for a good life.”
Hondurans like Alejandro don’t want to leave their families. They want to find everything they need for a good life at home: things like clean water, the ability to provide for their families, and a safe haven.

2030 GOAL

Equip 2.7 million* people in Honduras with the tools to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

*Reach will require additional support from other sources such as public grants, gifts-in-kind, field offices, and other funding sources.

Give to Hope at Home: Honduras


The need

No one wants to leave the home they know or the family they love. But in Honduras, the pressure to migrate can be overwhelming. More than 60% of Hondurans live in poverty and Honduras has the fifth highest homicide rate in the world. (World Bank, 2023)

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Grinding poverty. Lack of clean water. Food insecurity. Gang violence. Incessant natural disasters and climate shocks. Lack of job opportunities. In recent years, forced migration from Central America has become a crisis that needs to be urgently addressed. Vulnerable families in Honduras are now pressed far beyond their limits as the perfect storm of crises continues to rage.
  • In rural areas of Honduras, 1.2 million people still do not have access to clean drinking water.

  • 49% of people live on less than $5.50 a day - compared to 1.75% in the U.S.

  • Farmers have faced 5 years of drought followed by back-to-back catastrophic hurricanes in 2020.

  • In urban centers, gang violence is rampant, and Honduras has the 5th highest homicide rate in the world.

Our response

In rural communities, we focus on clean water and economic empowerment—equipping families with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. In urban hubs, where gang violence and violence in the home persist, we prioritize youth and young adults.
With more than 400 local staff in all 18 departments (states) of the country and partnerships with more than 1,000 churches, we are driving positive change at scale.
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  • Clean Water: Our bold yet achievable plan calls for reaching everyone, everywhere we work in the entire country—that’s 650,000 people—with clean water by 2027. 

  • Economic Empowerment: We work with thousands of farmers to build improved and resilient livelihoods that enable significantly better incomes, food security, and child well-being through our multi-layered THRIVE program.

  • Christian Discipleship, Protection, and Education: We work closely with churches to reach children, parents, and young adults with programs that reduce violence, improve skills, and equip young people to become gainfully employed.

Our impact

We have great hope for Honduras. Honduran families are resilient, community oriented, and have deep faith roots. Though Hondurans face overwhelming challenges—poverty, violence, and waves of disasters—they continue to dream of and work toward a better future. By 2030, we will equip 2.7 million people in Honduras with the tools to overcome barriers and reach their full potential. 
With your partnership, see the impact we’re making:
33K people

33,911 people gained access to clean water for drinking, better household sanitation, and improved personal hygiene.

21K group members

21,300 producer group members were selling value chain products and farmers were using improved tools through economic empowerment.

769K Christian leaders

769,564 pastors, Christian leaders, teachers, parents, children, and youth benefited from training and resources to learn Bible-based life skills and explore or deepen their faith through Christian discipleship efforts.


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See the people and places whose lives are being transformed in the name of Jesus Christ. Watch videos to learn more about our work.

Our Partners

We are blessed to partner with hundreds of Christian philanthropists and couldn’t do this work without them. And we’re able to reach more people because of our highly collaborative local and global partnerships within private and public sectors.


Tracy and Scott Brunjes

donor partners, Connecticut

“By partnering together, we can make a much bigger impact. We look forward to the changes that are coming to the village (Pueblo Viejo, Honduras) that has so quickly become near and dear to our hearts.”


John Pepper

Former CEO and Chair of Procter & Gamble

“I have had the opportunity to learn more and more about the work being done by World Vision in Honduras. I have been inspired. The foundation is the provision of clean water to hundreds of thousands of people in Honduras who do not have it, and who will soon have it. This work will truly change lives—for the better.”


Cody Nath

donor partner, Texas

“World Vision’s holistic approach is why we’ve gotten so involved. This model helps people develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually. World Vision launches an effort and lets the community drive it forward as their own.”