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
  Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge
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May 07, 2021
Community clean-up efforts after tropical storms Eta and Iota, implemented by Global Communities under the USAID’s BHA-funded Honduras Emergency WASH and Shelter (HEWS) program, have enabled a majority of displaced families in La Reformada, La Lima to return to their homes. With the support of the community, program volunteers, and staff provided by Aguas de La Lima cleaned septic tanks, collected and removed solid waste, and extracted stagnant sewage water from roads. They also extracted water from the inspection wells and rehabilitated the sewage system with the help of a water pump supplied by the program. Global Communities also provided shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes for these activities. Carmen Rodríguez, president of the board of the La Reformada neighborhood of La Lima, Cortés... Read more
Apr 06, 2021
For several decades, Global Communities and PCI, a Global Communities Partner, have taken a comprehensive, integrated approach to health programming. The merger of Global Communities and PCI one year ago coincided with the onset of the pandemic, and its responses are well informed by the rich history in health programming that each organization brought to the merger itself. Our responses to the coronavirus also reinforce the importance of our broader health programming, with an emphasis on social mobilization and health behavior change. The needs brought into focus by COVID-19 have reinforced the importance of our water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming, prioritizing community engagement, strong local partnerships, and long-term sustainability, everywhere we work. Additionally,... Read more
Dec 10, 2020
To respond to the substantial emergency needs brought on by recent hurricanes in Honduras, Global Communities has launched Honduras Emergency WASH and Shelter (HEWS), a six-month program in the country’s Cortés, Copán, Ocotepeque and Santa Bárbara departments. The program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), aims to address the urgent water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and shelter needs of more than 39,000 vulnerable individuals. Since Hurricane Eta and Iota’s respective landfalls on Nov. 3 and Nov. 16, Global Communities and PCI, a Global Communities Partner, have been marshalling... Read more
Dec 03, 2020
Press Release
USAID Office of Press Relations
press@usaid.gov The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sending 280 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting from USAID’s warehouse in Miami to provide emergency shelter to thousands of people in the Republic of Honduras affected by Hurricanes Iota and Eta. Now that floodwaters have started to recede, USAID and Global Communities will use this durable sheeting to repair damaged homes and buildings. USAID is also mobilizing relief supplies previously staged in Honduras to respond quickly... Read more
Nov 10, 2020
Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities and PCI, a Global Communities Partner are quickly mobilizing for an integrated regional response to Hurricane Eta, which brought life-threatening storm surges, damaging winds, flash floods, and landslides to Central America last week. Global Communities and PCI have decades of experience in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as highly trained country teams prepared to partner with communities to address the immediate humanitarian needs and longer-term response. Since Hurricane Eta made landfall with winds of 140 miles per hour, Global Communities and PCI have marshalled existing resources to prepare for a response across the region. Immediate priorities include mobilizing country teams currently on the ground to conduct rapid... Read more
Jun 30, 2020
Under the Dry Corridor Alliance Program (ACS-USAID), the Government of Honduras and USAID aim to reduce extreme poverty and malnutrition in rural areas of Honduras. Since 2017, Global Communities has been implementing the “Watershed Management and Conservation” component of ACS-USAID in the departments of La Paz, Intibucá and Lempira, working with national government agencies, local and regional governments, communities and water organizations to address weak management of watersheds, which often results in severely deforested lands. The Project provides grants to communities to reduce rates of degradation and reforest the watersheds, providing sustainable access to water for consumption and irrigation. Global Communities also provides technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of... Read more
Apr 24, 2020
By José Eguigure The article was originally published at https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/jos%C3%A9-eguigure As a current student at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), I attended a virtual session called “The Fog of War: Real Time Lessons for Developing Countries in the Fight Against Covid-19” taught by Professor Ricardo Hausmann. Hausmann strongly recommended that we focus our attention on what happens afterward, since “this crisis is not going to be a short war.” As a result, I repeatedly asked myself how emerging nations such as my home country of Honduras will cope with economic and social recovery after COVID-19. The country has long faced the challenges of climate change, lack of transparency and extreme... Read more
Apr 04, 2020
In Honduras, Global Communities is shifting its work on malaria and TB prevention to support the procurement of medical supplies and equipment to support the COVID-19 response.  In Honduras, Global Communities is a Principal Recipient of the Global Fund combined HIV/TB program Moving the HIV and TB Responses toward 90-90-90 and Sustainability with a Focus on Key and Vulnerable Populations, a subaward for TB to the Ministry of Health, to focus on prevention and improved access to testing and services, and Integrated Strategy for Malaria Elimination aiming to achieve zero registered indigenous malaria cases by December 2020. The program focuses on women and children under fi ve; indigenous peoples, Afro-Hondurans (Garífuna); and migrants and other mobile populations. The Global Fund malaria... Read more
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
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