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Honduras

WEFTA has collaborated with Save the Children Honduras, providing funding while Save the Children provided construction and fiscal oversight for projects serving twelve rural communities. Projects have included repairs and upgrades to community water systems (repairs to distribution lines, pressure break tanks) as well as latrine construction.

To see water and sanitation facts, please visit: washfunders.org

More than 60% of the population of Honduras live below the poverty line, with 20% of the rural population lacking access to either proper sanitation or to safe drinking water. As such, in November 2013, WEFTA signed an MOU with USAID ACCESO, a US-government-funded development program in Honduras, to collaborate on multiple water and sanitation projects in western Honduras through the end of 2014. The program’s goals are to improve living conditions, improve existing water systems and develop new ones, decrease waterborne diseases, protect the environment, and engage communities to work on the projects thus creating a sense of ownership. USAID ACCESO will provide technical assistance and training of communities and matching funds of up to 60% of the program costs. WEFTA will design and promote the projects, engage the benefiting communities and raise 40% of program costs. Further collaborative work with Save the Children Honduras is planned as funding becomes available.

Trip Reports

Every time one we send a crew on a trip to either help or assess a community, we ask our volunteers to write a trip report that details the trip through their eyes. These documents will give you both a look into what it is like being a volunteer and a different perspective on our efforts to help communities. The photo-based reports redirect you to our Google+ photo albums.

2016 Honduras Trip Report by Marty Howell – PDF

2016 Honduras Trip Report by Emily Sotello – PDF

2015 Honduras Trip Report by Andrew Robertson and Karen Pereira- PDF

2014 Belen Manazapa Trip Report, Spanish – PDF

2012 Final Report Phase One of El Maneadero Project by Enrique Lozano – PDF

2012 Final Report on El Maneadero Project, English – PDF

2012 Final Report on El Maneadero Project, Spanish – PDF

Newsbook Volume 2 on USAID-ACCESO Program – PDF

PowerPoint Presentation on 2014-2015 Honduras Projects, (18MB Hi-Res PDF)

Click here to view a page with additional reports from the field on individual projects.

Click here for a summary (PDF) of the USAID-ACCESO project.

Click here to see photos from Honduras.

Click here for a statistical summary (PDF) of our projects in all countries as of 2013.