Tearfund’s work in Honduras started in the 1970s and 1980s in response to hurricanes and the flight of refugees from neighbouring civil wars. In the late 1980s, Tearfund began community development work in remote and marginalised regions. In 1998, Tearfund provided intensive support in the wake of Hurricane Mitch. Here is a selection of current work:
Red Viva Honduras trains churches to work with disabled children and raises awareness of child abuse and how to prevent it. Initially bringing aid to refugees, CASM (Comisión de Acción Social Menonita) now strengthens marginalised communities in areas such as gender equity, land rights and food security. Tearfund supports its advocacy and HIV prevention work.
In La Mosquitia, Mopawi equips local churches, governments and grass-roots organisations to advocate for indigenous land rights and use forest resources wisely. A million-plus hectares of rainforest has been saved from industrial exploitation thanks to Mopawi campaigns.
Committed to protecting vulnerable forest ecosystems, Proyecto Aldea Global (Global Village Project) promotes ecotourism in the Panacam national park and empowers farmers with skills and knowledge to end reliance on traditional ‘slash and burn’ techniques.
La Asociación Misionera Garífuna (Amiga) supports communities of Garifuna (a people group of African descent) along Honduras’s Caribbean coast. In addition to its HIV prevention work, the partner trains leaders and pastors and runs nutrition and health projects.
- for people living in poverty in Honduras.
- for our Honduran partners as they seek to help others.
- for Honduras: for justice, peace, good health and hope for everyone.