Honduras

Country Info

CARE began operations in Honduras in 1954, providing emergency assistance to hurricane victims and running small-scale food programs. CARE officially established its country office in Honduras in 1959, beginning with food distribution programs and eventually moving toward a sustainable development program. 

Our Work in Honduras

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Honduras

With some determination, this empowered young woman helped inspire social change

In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement

Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement

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Community Health and Social Change: The HOGASA Project in Honduras

HOGASA has contributed to significant decreases in maternal and infant death and improved management of healthcare resources in Honduras.

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Field Notes: Celebrating International Day of the Girl

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we can’t help remind ourselves of our own childhood.

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Girls’ Leadership Development in Action: CARE’s Experience from the Field

We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.

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Education Plus: A Policy Agenda to Unlock the Power of Girls

The world’s future will be largely shaped by today’s girls and tomorrow’s women. A growing body of evidence indicates that girls’ well-being is critical to progress on a range of developmental outcomes: an educated girl is more likely to delay marriage and childbirth, enjoy greater income and productivity and raise fewer, healthier and better-educated children.1 Indeed, investments in girls’ education may go further than any other spending in global development.

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Market Engagement: Progress Report 2010

In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from poverty to prosperity by 2015 by improving their ability to access and benefit from markets and employment. This report represents a first assessment of how we are doing.

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CARE’s Nutrition Plus Team Capacity and Experience

Lack of nutritious food is a barrier to health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable, poor and marginalized people in the world.

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Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices

Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity

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Market Access

Emergencies

CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.

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