Promote sustained long-term development with a variety of education, health and environmental programmes through our local partner Proyecto Aldea Global (PAG).
The land of Mayan kings and vast biological resources is also home to a fragile economy, massive unemployment and a yawning gap between rich and poor. In 1998 Hurricane Mitch caused massive and widespread loss — an estimated 70 percent of crops and 70-80 percent of the country's transportation infrastructure was destroyed, and more than 5,000 people died. Today the economy is still largely reliant on bananas, palm oil, pineapples, timber and coffee and remains dependent on trade with the U.S., but the country has recently increased light-manufacturing exports and has pinned its economic hopes to new regional free-trade agreements.
- Agriculture & Food: Adding value to farmers' harvests with new crops like avocado and plantains
- Children & Youth: Building classrooms and providing scholarships for rural youth
- Women & Gender: Strengthening local groups to reduce incidents of domestic violence against women
- Health: Treating medical needs with clinics, health fairs, pharmacies and education about healthy habits
- Environment: Protecting watersheds with a successful environmental park
All stories about Honduras
Honduras: Mercy Corps' Giron Society: Dr. Tito's legacy July 5, 2011
Dr. Oscar Giron was the first to greet me as I emerged from the customs line at Tegucigalpa's airport in Honduras on April 18, 1982.
Honduras: Opportune dialogue in Honduras July 6, 2009
I still remember the dark days and the fear that the Cold War imprinted in all our souls. El Salvador and Guatemala were at war then, and Nicaragua became a communist state where Russian language was taught in schools. In the streets, hundreds died and thousands were missing.
Honduras: Helping Honduras November 24, 2008
Floodwaters have mostly receded, but Mercy Corps continues to deliver food and emergency supplies to families displaced by the most destructive tropical storm to hit Honduras in a decade.
Honduras: Building education from the ground up February 27, 2008
Comayagua, Honduras — Sara is an atypical 14-year-old in rural Honduras. The reason? She's still in school.
Honduras: Conservation that Benefits Families April 21, 2006
There aren't many places in the world where, from a single vantage point, you can get a clear view of Mercy Corps' work. I am fortunate that a 6,600-foot mountain in Honduras' Blue Mountain National Park offers just such an opportunity.
Honduras: Filling the Information Gap in Honduras April 28, 2005
The Lindo family did not know why their 3-year-old daughter Teresa couldn't seem to shake a long-running illness. It seemed to have no cure.
Honduras: Sweet Success December 9, 2004
For Victor Rodriguez, the taste of success is sweet. In fact, it has a distinct peachy flavour with hints of pineapple.
Honduras: Going the Distance for Children in Honduras November 11, 2004
Elsie Reyes is committed to education - very committed.
Honduras: Breaking the Silence September 30, 2004
In rural Honduras, poverty and hunger gnaw away at families every day. However, there's another daily tragedy tearing village households apart: domestic violence.
Honduras: Civil Society Programs Give Voice to Rural Honduras February 21, 2002
It would be easy for the average person living in a village in the Comayagua municipality in central Honduras to feel like she has no voice in local and national politics.