The increasing unpredictability and poor quality of local water supply for both irrigation and consumption negatively impacts the health and food security of many communities in Honduras and can push people to leave their communities in search of better living conditions in larger cities or across borders. To increase water access and quality for rural families in Honduras, the Asociación Hondureña de Juntas Administradoras de Sistemas de Agua (AHJASA) will train and certify 100 water technicians to provide technical assistance to approximately 300 community-based water system organizations. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Honduras. AHJASA’s activities in training water technicians support local entrepreneurship while ensuring healthy families.
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:|
|Certification of Community-Based Water Technicians||Honduras||2018 – 2021||$291,870||$383,575||350 individuals||165,000 individuals||leadership and education|
natural resource management