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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
233,991 people now have access to clean water close to home.
17,054 children and young people have learned to identify and protect themselves and others from violence.
9,236 producer group members are now selling value chain products.
1,931 young people have completed the Youth Ready workforce development program.
48,191 people have directly benefited from Christian discipleship programs—including training for leaders, children’s programs, and Christian formation for parents and caregivers.
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.”
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
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.”