World Vision

Healthy Housing Honduras

Hundreds of families in Honduras are living in overcrowded, squalid and life threateningly unhealthy houses. World Vision will provide new homes for families with the help of community members, and provide essential training and education in safe sanitation practices.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 5:16 PM, 8 December 2011 to 5:16 PM, 8 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (285908)


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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




The Municipality of Cop√°n Ruinas, Honduras suffers from a severe shortage of housing. Many poor and vulnerable families live in deplorable conditions exposing the family members to infections from insects living in the walls and diverse diseases such as acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea. These diseases are the main causes of death in the area among children who are under five years old. The inadequate conditions of housing also damages the hope and esteem of families.


The project is in its fifth and final year, and will provide support to the remaining 74 of the poorest families in five communities in our Maya Area Development Programme facilitating these families in building their own homes, which will include a latrine and an improved stove. Alongside this work, healthy hygiene practices will be promoted.