With the disaster of Hurricane Mitch in 1998, it has been estimated that Honduras regressed economically about 20 years. As a result, World Renew expects to continue its work to improve the spiritual and economic well being of low-income families in both rural and urban centers.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
Honduras is still recovering from hurricanes Eta and Iota that hit in November 2020. Many citizens have not been able to return to their homes and much of World Renew’s current work in the country is aimed at assisting the most affected communities by facilitating health brigades and helping rebuild livelihoods.
Amidst ongoing disaster recovery, the first round of COVID-19 vaccines have finally arrived and frontline medical personnel have been vaccinated. While Honduras is expecting more vaccines from COVAX in the coming months, those anticipated shots will reach less than 20% of the population: meaning risks remain high and any new sense of normal remains a distant ideal. Since the pandemic began, World Renew’s COVID prevention efforts have included hygiene kits and emergency food deliveries to over 5800 participants.
Pray for the purchase of more COVID-19 vaccines by the government, ongoing emergency response projects, and the fortitude of World Renew staff as they continue to share the peace and love of God in the midst of this pandemic.
The people of Honduras are more vulnerable than ever. They need our support and our prayers to weather the immediate hardships and the difficult rebuilding process ahead. Your gifts to Honduras go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.