Lluvia De Peces

The needs in Lluvia De Peces

Although there are schools in the community, many are still small, single-teacher structures, lacking in resources. Teachers often do not have the training or teaching materials they need. The curriculum they teach from is not appropriate to the local context, and doesn't engage or motive children to learn. Many parents do not understand the value of education or support it at home, and so young children begin working to help their parents in the field or with chores at home. Many children grow up in an atmosphere of family violence in the home, and gang violence in the community.

Health Care
In Lluvia de Peces 36% of children suffer with malnutrition. Parents are not educated about nutrition, and cannot always provide sufficient food. Damp homes with mud floors and smoke inhalation from wood stoves put children at risk of respiratory illnesses. The lack of hygiene, sanitation, and instruction in how to handle water and food safely leads to a prevalence of diarrhea. Since parents are uninformed about when to seek medical help, their children are prevented them from thriving. Recurring illnesses like diarrhea and respiratory illnesses can be life threatening for malnourished young children, especially those born underweight. 20% of teenage girls become teenage mothers and lack knowledge or access to prenatal care.

Community Leadership
Youth need motivation, positive attitudes, guidance, and hope for their futures. Many have little motivation, as well as few opportunities to get training, education, and employment. There are insufficient opportunities for young people to express themselves, either culturally or artistically, and even less opportunities to participate in development initiatives. In some ways they are stigmatized and excluded, often being seen as more trouble than they are worth. With little by way of values reinforcement, life skills training, or sexual and reproductive health education, teen pregnancy is also increasing.
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Lluvia De Peces's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 

The Lluvia de Peces community is located in the Yoro municipality in north central Honduras. Although small, the community is rapidly growing. Most families here are native Tolupan (also called Jicaque), who earn their living from agriculture and logging.
  • 1,084 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 287 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 18 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 384 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being    
  • 54 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 38 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 315 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 63 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities               
  • 21 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 178 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 234 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • 638 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 243 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 3,019 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 6 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 5,940 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 1 community latrine is providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 1,688 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
*This data reflects achievements in Lluvia De Peces and four nearby communities.
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Train parents to participate in and support their children's education, and creating 'family to family' peer education groups to improve parenting skills.
  • Establish a peer-to-peer tutoring system to improve academic performance.
  • Educate children about life skills like decision-making, managing emotions, communication, and entrepreneurship.
  • Raising community awareness of child rights, the importance of education, and the prevention of violence and mistreatment in homes, schools, and the community.
  • Train teachers in new instructional methods to improve performance in core subjects like math and language.
  • Ensure that children with special needs are supported to get an education.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Raise community awareness about hygiene, sanitation, and safe water usage. Improve water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Train community groups on child health and nutrition practices, hygiene and sanitation, and care during pregnancy.
  • Support community volunteers to monitor children's development to ensure timely help if needed.
  • Train parents in nutrition, and preventive health and care practices, and work with them to change traditional behaviours that put their children at risk.
  • Help parents establish home gardens and raise small animals to improve diet and earn extra income.
  • Work with pregnant young women to ensure that they receive the nutrition, medical care, and mental and emotional support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and child.

Community Leadership
Through partnership with families and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Create children and youth networks.
  • Teach adolescents about their rights and responsibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for youth to develop stronger values, as well as social and life skills.
  • Train and support youth as they participate in community events and campaigns, as well as community development discussions and activities.
  • Provide technical, vocational, and entrepreneurship training, as well as employment opportunities in collaboration with local partners.

Explore Lluvia De Peces

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Lluvia De Peces,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.