Persons with disabilities in rural Honduras face discrimination and barriers to accessing jobs, education, and health services that would allow them to fully participate in the nation’s political, economic, and social life. This puts a strain on family members, who may be propelled to migrate in search of better economic opportunities that could cover the cost of care. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expanding economic opportunity and promoting social inclusion that provide alternatives to irregular migration. Our grantee partner, Fundación Hondureña de Rehabilitación e Integración del Limitado (FUHRIL), trains community advocates in nine municipalities of Western Honduras to identify the needs of persons with disabilities and connect them with local stakeholders and services to ensure their incorporation into society as fully as possible.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.