Lluvia De Peces

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.
Child Protection
  • 1,819 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 447 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 52 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 84 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
Education
  • 1 cultural and recreational club is giving children a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 40 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 592 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 66 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 8,000 children are participating in cultural and recreational clubs, learning new things and having fun
Emergency
  • 1,303 children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 12 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 138 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
Health
  • 194 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1,387 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018; Results achieved in partnership with neighboring communities; Results achieved in partnership with other World Vision offices
Education
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.

The needs in Lluvia De Peces

Education
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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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.