We began working in Honduras in 1954 by providing assistance after hurricane Hazel struck. Today our work focuses on tackling the causes of poverty in many of Honduras’ poorest communities.
Corruption, a huge wealth gap between the rich and poor, crime and natural disasters have made Honduras one of the least developed countries in Central America.
Malnutrition, poor housing and infant diseases are widespread. Almost 40 per cent of the population are under 14 years old.
Fighting child labour
Children are frequently put to work at a very young age in Honduras, which means they miss out on valuable schooling.
We’re helping children who are being exploited to go to school and complete their education. CARE also raise awareness of the importance of education and the dangers of child labour, as well as working with the governement to strengthen the way it deals with education and child labour.
Improving access to food and services
CARE work with farmers to grow different crops and improve access to markets, in order to improve their livelihoods and access to food in the poorest parts of the west and south.
We help families to access services, like health care.
Helping Honduras’s rural communities
By strengthening local governance, for example by training policy and decision-makers, we’re improving health, water and sanitation services.
We are building a water system for 20,000 people, giving them access to safe, clean water. At the same time we are providing health and hygiene education.