Central America • Honduras

Corona in Honduras: Financial support for families

The poorer population groups in Honduras are facing major challenges as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. Strict limitations regarding their daily working routines prevent many people from working and securing their income. At the same time the government's aid measures do not cover the entire country and population. AWO International is therefore offering financial support for 388 families, which enables a secure food and hygiene supply.

Together with OCDIH we support families financially to buy food and hygiene products (Photo: OCDIH)Together with OCDIH we support families financially to buy food and hygiene products (Photo: OCDIH)

For months, people have been facing a global health crisis that requires rapid action. In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected Honduras, with a rising infection curve every day and an entirely unprepared health-care infrastructure.  Corona also worsens social inequality: while the richer sections of the population are accumulating food and hygiene supplies, 67 percent of Hondurans experience a lack of resources. The strict curfews have led many wageworkers to suddenly lose their income base. Due to widespread corruption, government aid measures do not reach those who need them most urgently.

Financial support and education

Together with our partner organization OCDIH and Aktion Deutschland Hilft, we financially support single mothers and families to purchase food and urgently needed hygiene materials. A total of 388 families in the Copan region receive 2,000 Lempira (approx. 76 EUR) to cover their own needs for at least 15 days. With the donation, all participants will be advised on hygiene and disinfection materials and food. In addition, general information about the virus, symptoms, forms of transmission and prevention and protection measures will be communicated.

Project information

ProjectHumanitarian aid for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in western Honduras
Target group

388 families

  • Provision of financial assistance for the purchase of food and hygiene products
  • Consultation for the purchase of food
  • Development and distribution of information material on the virus, its symptoms, modes of transmission and appropriate protection and hygiene measures
  • Creation of a safety net for vulnerable families during curfew
Budget30.000 EUR
SponsorAktion Deutschland Hilft

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