HOPE AT HOME: HONDURAS


Building Resilience
and Cultivating Hope

HOPE AT HOME: HONDURAS


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.

With your help, we will build resilience and cultivate hope for more than 1 million people in Honduras.

Give to Hope at Home: Honduras

The need

Grinding poverty. Lack of clean water. Incessant natural disasters and climate shocks. Food insecurity. Gang violence. 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 the rural areas of Honduras, 1.2 million people still do not have access to clean drinking water.

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

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

And COVID-19 has pushed the number of food insecure households up by more than 50%.

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

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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.

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

People don’t want to leave the people they love and the places they know. Our current goal is to come alongside 1 million men, women, children, and youth in Honduras, helping restore hope and build resilience so they can thrive at home. We are on track through fiscal year 2021 but need your support to continue serving the children and families who need it most.

53,079

people now have  clean water close to home or at school in fiscal year 2021 despite challenges  related to the pandemic and recovery from hurricanes Eta and Iota.

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farmers are now using improved tools and practices, and more than 11,615 acres have been farmed with soil and water conservation techniques.

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children and young people  have engaged in Christian discipleship activities

1,586

young people completed the Youth Ready program and received their  certificate (516 men, 1,070 women) in fiscal year 2021.

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people were reached with  emergency assistance in the wake of hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020.

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

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 P&G (Procter & Gamble)

John Pepper

Former CEO and Chair of P&G
(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

Cody Nath, donor partner, Texas

President and CEO Refined Technologies


“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.”