Honduras Children Picking Fruits
Beneficiaries25,000
2008 — 20157 years
StatusCompleted
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO REACH OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS?
Tania VachonProject Manager, Central America

In Honduras, more than half of the population lives in poverty, and per capita income is among the lowest in Latin America. Poverty is especially high in indigenous communities and rural areas, where 18% of the population lacks access to an improved water source, and 26% is deprived of adequate sanitation facilities. The Guacirope River subwatershed, where the project takes place, is an area battling extreme drought due to high temperatures and low precipitation. This mountainous region has also been devastated by deforestation, which has deteriorated the soil’s capacity to retain water and has affected water quality. The area lacks the resources, equipment and infrastructure needed to collect rainwater, a situation that resulted in low agricultural yields, poor health and increased poverty.

OUR KEY STRATEGIES

A network of farmer leaders was set up within the project’s framework. The participants received training on sustainable agricultural techniques, as well as sound maintenance and handling of the infrastructures to help them support other members within their community. This created greater community cohesion and ensured knowledge transfer, an important factor in sustainability. As part of the social arts component of the project, a unique artistic training center was set up for youth in the city of Langue. La Gota Mágica made it possible for about 100 children to learn about water issues while acquiring new artistic skills; this kept them out of the streets and revitalized the city’s cultural life.

HOW DID THIS PROJECT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
Paula GómezFrom the community of El Aguacatal

We saw the improvement directly on our plates! They taught us a lot and awakened our minds. I already see an improvement in our financial situation since I now grow everything myself. Everything is fresh and I no longer need to go far to buy food. Now, I simply need to walk to the vegetable garden. Already, we’re eating more fresh fruit and vegetables and the children love it! Everyone in my family supports me, my husband as well as my children. I take care of the vegetable garden when I’m at home. I’m very grateful for this project. With the support we received and what we learned, we can improve our production.

1,350
families

with access to an improved water source (8,100 people)

400
families

with access to a latrine, an improved sanitation facility (2,400 people)

25,000
participants

educated about water issues

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In Honduras, 1,350 gardens were created and 400 of those were even expanded.
In Honduras, 1,350 gardens were created and 400 of those were even expanded.
Microloans allow local populations to increase their production and generate more revenue.
Microloans allow local populations to increase their production and generate more revenue.
Shows were created and went on tour in the region to raise awareness of water issues.
Shows were created and went on tour in the region to raise awareness of water issues.
In Honduras, 1,350 gardens were created and 400 of those were even expanded.
In Honduras, 1,350 gardens were created and 400 of those were even expanded.
Water murals are painted by children to raise awareness of local water issues.
Water murals are painted by children to raise awareness of local water issues.
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key partners for the project

MAJOR FUNDING SOURCES
RBC Blue Water ProjectTM, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Caesars Interactive Entertainment

PROJECT COLLABORATOR
Oxfam-Québec

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