Indigenous women from rural areas of the municipalities of Intibucá and San Francisco de Opalaca struggle to improve nutrition and generate sufficient household income for their families to prosper. Asociación de Mujeres Intibucanas Renovadas (AMIR) trains its members on farming methods which enrich the environment and improves production, contributing to their organization’s processing and marketing of fruit and jams for sale to an expanding market. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Honduras. AMIR’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening of the productive chain of the Lenca indigenous women for food security||Honduras||2015 – 2018||$205,000||$177,990||300 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
Talk about community-led development!
Fifty femicides and six murders of women took place in 2017, a 15 percent increase over 2016, as reported by the Catholic organization Right to Choose, which has a chapter in Nicaragua.