Domestic tourism opportunities have expanded in western Honduras, generating much-needed resources for local residents. Women and youth have resourcefully taken advantage of these opportunities, but lack the institutional support to fully live up to their potential. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions that expand economic opportunity and promote alternatives to irregular migration in Honduras. Our grantee partner, Centro de Desarrollo Empresarial para la Micro, Pequeño y Mediana Empresa of the Western Region (CDE MIPYME ROC), works with the public and private sectors to provide training and technical assistance to women and youth entrepreneurs, expand their market access, and develop a regional tourism association that will offer ongoing technical, logistic, and marketing support along the country’s tourism corridor.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.