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Socio-economic development in Honduras

Improving young people’s quality of life and opportunities

We are committed to improving children’s quality of life by ensuring that poor and extremely poor families’ have access to improved resources and opportunities.

Our programme has now been extended to include young people up to 24 years of age, because research findings indicated that despite having gone through leadership, advocacy and protection training, young people were still migrating from their villages and towns due to a lack of employment opportunities.

As part of our work, our skilled staff conduct community poverty and extreme poverty diagnostics in order to identify the most vulnerable families. Young people are then given access to training in building business plans and setting up small businesses, or offered vocational training opportunities.

We are now working on improving the programme further to offer financial and management training, and to ensure that women can attend at convenient times – for example, not during the coffee harvest, when they are busy.