Honduras

In Honduras, Feed the Children works to break the cycle of poverty for families in 18 communities each day.

Honduras, the second largest nation in Central America, is a beautiful country with mountains, beaches, and ancient ruins. However, the country also has high rates of violence, extreme poverty and inequality. Many children lack proper access to nutritious food, healthcare, clean water, education and other basic needs – this is more prevalent in the rural areas.

We work in Honduras to help communities improve the opportunities for their children. For more information about our specific work in Honduras, read the executive summary of a five-year project in partnership with Foundation 4Life.

Honduras Basics

Population
9.1 million
Poverty Rate
62.8%
Child Mortality under 5 Years
20 of every 1,000 children
Kids with Stunted Growth
23%
Average Years of Schooling
6.2 years

Food & Nutrition

Malnutrition is a major concern for children in Honduras. Feed the Children helps parents and caregivers combat malnutrition by providing vitamins, deworming medication, and food supplements to their children, as well as iron and multivitamins to pregnant and lactating mothers.

Consistent growth monitoring can help parents become aware of the effects of malnutrition and help them quickly improve their health for the future. Counseling on proper nourishment and training food preparation is provided to caregivers through the school meals center.

Health & Water

Poor sanitation often makes children sick and prevents them from attending school. We help children regain their health through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices. With the simple knowledge of hand washing techniques, common illnesses like diarrhea can be prevented.

In Honduras, one in five children under the age of five suffers from diarrhea. To help stop the spread of illness, we teach parents similar health and sanitation topics as we teach their children.

Education

Each day a child attends school is valuable. Education increases their ability to earn a living wage and provide for their families in the future. We provide regular school meals for children help shift their focus from short-term hunger to their education. Our school meals programs rely heavily on mothers as volunteers to purchase, prepare, and serve food to the students. These mothers are motivated to serve because of the benefits their children receive. Through this involvement, mothers are also empowered to be stronger community leaders.

In addition to promoting empowerment, our programs provide deworming medications, school supplies, backpacks and shoes so children can focus on learning, rather than worry about a lack of proper school materials.

Livelihoods

We help communities in Honduras develop and establish income generating projects, as well as train individuals in business and management skills. Through these businesses, mothers can increase their income and improve the economic stability of their home.

In Rio Chiquito, we’ve supported the establishment of a carpentry and welding center that serves as a place for young adults to learn a skill to make a living. Taught by a local carpenter, these boys and girls learn to make everything from decorative wood pieces to sell to tourists to practical desks that are used in classrooms. They also learn to make chairs that are made to order for nearby residents.

Take Action

Sponsor a Child in Honduras

Sponsoring a child in Honduras helps that child and also the entire community. Your monthly gift helps us create a community where no child goes to bed hungry. You can make sure one child eats nourishing food, drinks clean water from a source near their home, and goes to school where they learn and develop leadership skills. It also helps start family businesses. Most important, it gives these kids the chance to dream about a brighter tomorrow and make that dream a reality.

Your $34 a month will change the life of a child and his or her community forever!

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