Honduras

Mar 22, 2012
World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd to recognize the importance of water in our world and advocate for the sustainable management of water resources. CHF Honduras Water Harvesting Project Wins Global Award 
Our Millennium Challenge Corporation-Funded water harvesting project in Honduras won the Actions in Water and Climate Change Adaptation Prize last week. The project worked with rural farmers in Southern Honduras to build reservoirs that can be used to irrigate crops throughout the dry season, improving their productivity and economic security. Read more about the project and the award here
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Nov 20, 2019
Managing access to water in the so-called Dry Corridor is key to economic and food security in the Central American country. Reporting/photo: Teresa Welsh, Article production: Naomi Mihara
This article was originally published on the Devex website. San Antonio del Norte, HONDURAS — The pavement winds south through the Honduran countryside as pine forests shift gradually into the dry lowlands of the country’s drought-prone region. The new road, known as the Dry Channel, connects the Pacific and Atlantic sides of the country for the first time. For now, the road runs mostly through remote... Read more
Aug 29, 2019
By Harry Sanderson This article was originally published on the US Global Leadership Coalition website Over his 23-year career, Angel David Rodriguez has gradually incorporated health topics into his classroom curriculum at the suggestion of the Honduran Ministry of Health. As a math and science teacher, Rodriguez never imagined he’d be working hands-on as a medical volunteer himself. But, with the rapid spread of the Zika virus in Honduras, Rodriguez jumped into action. With help from the U.S. Agency for International... Read more
Jun 10, 2019
Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects was rampant in Honduras three years ago, with about 36,000 cases, and a fear that the number could only rise. This year as Global Communities’ USAID-funded Nuestra Salud (Our Health) program ends there are only about 600 cases. The success is greatly due to the training of 1,200 community volunteers and 1,100 teachers to change behaviors in their neighborhoods through understanding of mosquito sites and breeding conditions and education on the sexual transmission of Zika. One of these volunteers is Don Héctor, 59, a long-time leader in his community of Colonia Flor del Campo near Tegucigalpa. Part of his work is to educate his neighbors that they must rid the area of unnecessary standing water to eliminate... Read more
May 23, 2019
Last month, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández participated in the delivery of Honduras 20/20 scholarships to 139 young people, which will assist them in pursuing masters, doctorate and medical degrees at diverse and recognized universities abroad. The aim of this Presidential Scholarship Program is to support Honduran scholars in learning leadership competencies and skills, which will in turn help them contribute to the development of the country at the completion of their studies. Among the newly-awarded fellows is José Antonio Eguigure, Strategic Partnership Manager for Global Communities in Honduras. Eguigure is the first grantee accepted at Harvard University to pursue a Master in Public Administration as a Mason... Read more
Apr 16, 2019
For Honduras, a reliable water supply in the impoverished, dry south is the key to prosperity that keeps families together, stabilizes impoverished communities and gives its most capable people reason to stay in the region rather than move to cities or head north to the United States. “We have the land, but without water, we have nothing,” a Honduran farmer involved in the USAID-funded COSECHA project said. Farming in Honduras’ dry south can be a daunting task, but with development of an efficient irrigation system with assistance from the U.S. government and Global Communities, small farmers are able to harvest more cycles of crops and raise their standard of living. The entire region’s economy benefits from turning around the annual drought. No longer are the elderly and children left... Read more
Apr 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for International Youth Development, a group of leading US-based international development organizations, calls on Congress and the Administration to continue support for US government-funded programs in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. No one wants to flee their homes, but many young people are desperate to find alternatives to lives of forced gang violence and sexual exploitation. US development assistance is providing much-needed support to secondary, vocational and higher education, expanding access to employment and entrepreneurship, and providing violence prevention services to at-risk youth. US aid programs aimed at youth are not purely altruistic. They are essential to a... Read more
Apr 04, 2019
By David Weiss, President & CEO, Global Communities Global Communities has been working in Honduras for more than 30 years. We help Hondurans develop sustainable solutions for unemployed youth who often have little choice but to join a gang. We help Hondurans to combat Zika, Malaria, and HIV health crises. And we help their farmers find relief from drought. Through our community-led work, we have seen time and time again that Hondurans would prefer to stay at home. They don’t want to make the treacherous journey north just to survive. One family farmer, for example, shared with us that after getting involved in our community-led water harvesting project, he and his family now have hope, and no longer see the need to leave their country. For the first time, many farmers in the dry... Read more
Aug 24, 2018
The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the "Cosecha" (Harvest) program. Utilizing a controlled trial, Cosecha has constructed four reservoirs and delivered agriculture kits for the sustainable production of corn, watermelon, squash, beans, and other vegetables. In doing so, the program strives to provide evidence to policy makers and donors on supporting agriculture in the southern zone of Honduras. Ultimately, this evidence will provide insight on how reservoirs, combined with ultra-pressure drip irrigation, more... Read more
Aug 24, 2018
Video: USAID Cosecha Water Harvesting Program in Honduras The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the "Cosecha" (Harvest) program. Utilizing a controlled trial, Cosecha has constructed four reservoirs and delivered agriculture kits for the sustainable production of corn, watermelon, squash, beans, and other vegetables. In doing so, the program strives to provide evidence to policy makers and donors on supporting agriculture in the southern zone of Honduras. Ultimately, this evidence will provide insight on how... Read more
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