Honduras

Working With Children in Honduras

Unreliable rains have put additional strain on Hondurans in recent years. Key to combating hunger and disease in these conditions is to build household and community resilience.

An example of this is World Vision’s Farming Field School where students learn modern techniques to optimize land resources and water for increased crop production. A lack of clean water is another environmental and health issue for children in Honduras. Community volunteers, health staff, church leaders and sanitation committees partner with us to train families on treating water and practicing basic sanitation to improve the health and nutrition of children.

Your impact in Honduras

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
  • 522 children and teens have reported an increased level of resilience and knowledge of life skills 
  • 950 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 513 children and teens are actively participating in youth networks supported by World Vision in the community
  • 352 community leaders were trained to monitor children’s wellbeing using specific indicators
  • 38 churches and faith-based organizations, in partnership with World Vision, have taken concrete measures to reduce violence in the community

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Honduras funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 188,531 community members and medical staff were given personal protective equipment like soap, hygiene kits, and gloves
  • 75,330 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 1,612 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 167,127 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 90,395 kids, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Honduras, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 2 local groups are raising awareness about nutrition
  • 46 parents and caregivers have improved their understanding of nutrition
  • 585 parents are monitoring their children’s nutrition
  • 2,273 school-aged children were trained in nutrition and nutrition-related topics

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Honduras funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 420 kids aged 3–6 go to preschool
  • 11 schools are incorporating reading comprehension and critical thinking into their teaching approaches
  • 5,677 youth took part in our life skills activities
  • 272 young people have learning opportunities that cultivate entrepreneurship and life skills
  • 257 children and teens believe that their school is a safe place

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Honduras funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 3,824 USD worth of cash and vouchers were distributed to families in need
  • 1,436 families received farming supplies this year
  • 232 people we trained learned how to prevent and cope with future disasters
  • 804 adults and kids went to our training on what to do and how to protect themselves when a disaster strikes
  • 5,960 people received food assistance

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Honduras funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 1,008 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 138 families who went to our training on how to treat water so that it's safe to drink are now using water filters or purification tablets to do so
  • 1,138 more people now have a toilet at home
  • 1,721 students who went to our hygiene training have put what they learned into practise
  • 2,555 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Honduras funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.