Programs in Honduras

Working with PAOC Global Workers, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.

 

 
Flag of Honduras

Honduras Selected Statistics

  • Infant mortality: 18 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.372 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 7% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 88% of the total population can read and write
  • 60% of the population is below the poverty line
ERDO ChildCARE Plus child sponsorship in Honduras

ChildCARE Plus in Honduras

Working with PAOC Global Worker Kathy Mizen, ERDO is assisting over 230 children through ChildCARE Plus child sponsorship through Schools of Hope Ministry in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.

ChildCARE Plus fills a critical need in the lives of children who are wishing to go on past grade six when the cost of education increases beyond what most families can provide.

Through a $41 monthly donation, a child can attend school and be spiritually nurtured by our on-the-ground ChildCARE Plus community representatives.

To sponsor a child in Honduras or another area of need, please click here >>

Teacher and students in a classroom in Honduras 

Special Programs for Children - Classroom Sponsorship

In addition to sponsorship of individual children, CCP in Honduras offers the option of monthly sponsorship of a classroom.  This sponsorship is also $41 per month, but helps an entire class as a group through provision of teaching aids and school supplies. Classroom sponsorship makes a huge difference to the quality of education received in the schools. These schools do not have the money to provide text books, educational supplies, pictures for walls or playground equipment.  It is often up to the teacher of the class to purchase these items with their own money.  Classroom sponsorship works well for those who want to help a group of children instead of an individual child.

If you would like to sponsor a classroom, please click here>>

 

 

Classroom Nutrition: School Feeding Program

This School Feeding Program is run through local schools, currently running the CCP child sponsorship program, and is designed to subsidize the 7-month food deficit in the government program by providing much needed nutrition through a CSB drink for 1,440 children each morning. 

This project focuses on the children of the urban poor living on the outskirts of the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The schools are in the mountainous range that circles Tegucigalpa. The majority of the households (70%) in the area are single female headed and live on less than 5 dollars a day.

If you would like to support student nutrition, please click here>>

 Mothers washing up dishes after the meal at the ERDO in school feeding program

Clean Water Project: Biosand Filters

This bio sand filter design is a plastic container with layers of sand and gravel that cleverly filters out impurities, providing fresh clean drinking water for children. Both water and sanitation are essential for child health so we’re really excited about bringing this simple technology to help families in Honduras.Project goal:• To provide 300 bio sand filters to individual homes and install two filtration systems in elementary schools. 


Your gift of $250 will provide a bio sand filter and health training to one family.
Your gift of $2,800 will provide a filtration system for one school. 

To help families gain access to clean water, please click here>>

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