Long-term, World Renew hopes to strengthen the Christian Reformed Church of Honduras (HCRC) and other church-linked groups to do word and deed ministry. This means that the people of Honduras will grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally and economically.
KEY WINS IN 2016
We reached 650 children and their mothers with preventive health care and nutrition training, vitamins, anti-parasite treatment, and weight monitoring
1054 people are now members of savings and lending groups
184 new participants trained in sustainable agricultural methods
Many global partnership groups from North America came to build relationships with and work alongside our communities.
GOALS FOR 2017
The indicators for 500 children ages 0-5 years to demonstrate healthy growth
Finish strong on a 5 year effort promoting sustainable livelihoods
Begin new violence prevention and justice programming
Host 15 Global Volunteer program groups from North America to partner with Honduran communities
World Renew Partners In Honduras
ALFALIT Alfalit offers programs in literacy, basic education, preschool, health, nutrition, and community development.
ASSOCIATION FOR A MORE JUST SOCIETY (AJS)
Asociación Para una Sociedad más Justa: World Renew and AJS work to promote justice and human rights from a Christian perspective. AJS is a Honduran Christian justice organization working for a society where justice prevails especially for the most vulnerable. AJS believes that this society can be achieved through just legislation, its equitable application and the participation of churches, society and the State. Therefore, AJS works with churches and community members to train them about Christian values, labor rights defense, land rights, and women’s rights. They also support Legal and Counselling Clinics in communities that had formerly been without access to legal or psychological assistance.
NATIONAL DIACONATE OF THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH OF HONDURAS
Diaconía Nacional de la Iglesia Cristiana Reformada de Honduras: Through Diaconía Nacional, World Renew is helping farmers learn new agricultural techniques, as well as improved ways to handle their finances. As a result, farmers are able to increase their production and buy and develop more land. World Renew and Diaconía Nacional are also training church leaders in Christian leadership so that they can coordinate various projects to meet community needs. Diaconía Nacional works in Transformational Community Development as well. This year they are developing projects in the South and Northeast zones of the country. These projects include health programs where children’s growth is monitored, and adults learn improved sanitation and nutrition. They also include community credit unions, where men and women meet together, save regularly, and provide loans to each other from their pooled savings.
STEWARDSHIP OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (MCM)
Ministerios Cristianos de Mayordomía: MCM is a Christian organization, born out of the Brethren churches in Honduras. MCM has developed a successful program of income generation in Nueva Suyapa, an urban, marginal neighbourhood of the capital city Tegucigalpa. For example, teaching women community members in savings and small business management and projects such as community gardens. This partner is also working for transformational community development in its target communities.
HARVEST - HONDURAS
Harvest’s main purpose is to implement in poor communities an integral mission based on Luke 2:52, which defines four growth areas (Social, Spiritual, Physical and Wisdom). Using this vision, Harvest has been training leaders and pastors all over Honduras about Wholistic Ministry. World Renew assists in organizing and training credit union members, developing training on integral mission, developing seed programs, training community leaders on health topics, and working for children’s nutrition.