Honduras

Country Details

  • Population: 8.4 million (2013 est.)
  • Joseph House (Abundant Rain) has worked here since December 2013.

Our Strategy

Promote sustained long-term development with a variety of education, health and environmental programs through our local partner BMDMI and Feed The Shepherds. Network with group home for adults/children with cognitive and physical disabilities.

The Context

Crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country, and the Government of Honduras lacks the resources to address these issues. Since 2010, Honduras has had the highest murder rate in the world. Various institutions and government agencies are still analyzing statistics for 2013. The National Violence Observatory, an academic research institution based out of Honduras' National Public University, reports that the murder rate was slightly above 81 murders per 100,000 people for January through November. The vast majority of serious crimes in Honduras, including those against U.S. citizens, are never solved; of the 50 murders committed against U.S. citizens since 2008, police have only solved two. Members of Honduran National Police are known to engage in criminal activity, including murder and car theft. Transnational criminal organizations also conduct narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout the country, using violence to control drug trafficking routes and carry out criminal activity. Other criminals, acting both individually and in gangs in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and other large cities, commit crimes such as murder, kidnapping, extortion, carjacking, armed robbery, rape, and other aggravated assaults. (U.S. Embassy)

The land of Mayan kings and vast biological resources is also home to a fragile economy, massive unemployment and a yawning gap between rich and poor. In 1998 Hurricane Mitch caused massive and widespread loss - and estimated 70 percent of crops and 70-80 percent of the country's transportation infrastructure was destroyed, and more than 5,000 people died. Today the economy is still largely reliant on bananas, palm oil, pineapples, timber and coffee and remains dependent on trade with the U.S., but the country has recently increased light-manufacturing exports and has pinned its economic hopes to new regional free-trade agreements.

Our Work

  • On February 27, 2014 Joseph House International Food Relief Program networked with Reach Now International,  Feed My Starving Children, Shepherd Ministry and BMDMI to provide 272,160 meals to BMDMI Honduras project.  The value for this food is $59,875.20 USD.
  • On December 19, 2013 Joseph House International Food Relief Program networked with Reach Now International, Feed My Starving Children and  BMDMI to provide 272,160 meals to Honduras Project. The value for this food is $59,875.20.

History

15 May 2016   FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

11 Mar 2016    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

11 Mar 2016    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

 

15 Aug 2015   SHN      285,120 meals   43,700 lbs.   $82,685.00  BMDMI

  5 Aug 2015   FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

    3 Jul 2015   FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

  8 Jun 2015    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

11 Feb 2015    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

 

  9 Oct 2014    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

  31 Jul 2014   FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

25 Apr 2014    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

27 Feb 2014   FMSC    272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI

 

19 Dec 2013    FMSC   272,160 meals   42,320 lbs.   $59,875.20  BMDMI


   

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