Stories from change-makers in Honduras

Ana Keysi
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Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras within weeks of each other, devastating entire towns and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
Ana was at home with her mother, brother and sister when the waters began to rise. They had to flee their home, taking shelter on the roof of the highest building in their community.

“The water level was rising very fast and we had to use a ladder," Ana says. "There were around 400 people trapped on the roof and that roof wasn’t big enough to hold so many people. We could have fallen at any moment.”

Ana and her family spent two days on the roof, waiting for help to arrive. “At night it was freezing, it was horrible. And during the day it was extremely hot and there was no water. We were all in a panic. We told each other that if we drowned, at least they will find us together. And we were just waiting for the worst. Then a boat came looking for us. In that moment, I felt stronger. Like a sign of life, of hope.”

The boat took Ana and her family to safety, and they are now staying in a temporary shelter for families displaced by the floods. She has lost her home and all her belongings, but she is grateful that she and her family managed to survive. “We think our mum is a super mum. She is my father and mother.”

Plan has launched a multi-country response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which struck the region just two weeks apart, causing widespread damage and severe flooding. Our response teams are urgently working to reach communities with clean water, food, child protection services, hygiene kits and supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Plan International is working in Honduras, as well as other countries around the world facing the aftermath of natural disasters, to provide shelter, clean water, food, hygiene kits, supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and child protection services.

Adolescent girls like Ana are the most vulnerable in times of conflict, facing high risk of violence, exploitation, trafficking, child marriage, unequal access to healthcare and lost educational opportunities. We work with communities to provide emergency preparedness, relief and recovery, and ensure the immediate and long-term needs of girls and children are met.
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Keysi became a sponsored child when she was only 5 years old.
Over the years, she’s exchanged letters back and forth with her sponsor, a friendship which lifted her spirits through difficult times.

Keysi’s bond with her sponsor isn’t unusual. Over the past decade, Plan surveyed thousands of sponsored children, and the results were inspiring. Sponsored children who receive letters from their sponsors were happier, healthier and more confident.

Recently, Keysi joined a Plan economic empowerment program, which gives young women access to financial training and services, as well as entrepreneurship and gender equality training. She hopes to start her own tailoring business one day.

“During the training, one of the subjects which really caught my attention was the inequality in opportunities that exist for men and women," Keysi said. "I have now learned that we have the same social status and that we should be valued equally for our efforts and abilities."
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Plan International has been working to improve children’s lives in Honduras since 1973.

Our work in Honduras

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Office & operations

Plan Honduras’ country office is located in Tegucigalpa, with program unit offices in Copán, Santa Bárbara, Intibucá, Lempira, La Paz and Choluteca.

Technical areas

Plan Honduras focuses on the following program areas: early childhood care and development, comprehensive inclusive education, youth empowerment and advocacy.

Number of sponsored children

As of June 30, 2022, people like you sponsor 27,595 children in Honduras through Plan International.

Why sponsor with Plan?

Gender equality is a fight we must all take on together. Through sponsorship, you can change lives and create long-term impact in communities.

The full circle of Fate

When you sponsor a child through Plan, you form an incredible friendship.

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But that’s just the beginning. With Plan, you also have the unique opportunity to:

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Send them birthday gifts and cards.

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Give them special holiday presents called Little Treasures.

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Subscribe them to Plan’s educational kids’ magazine, Sunny Days.

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Arrange a visit (pending any travel restrictions), with individual travel assistance from us.

Each gift offering is safely hand-delivered by us, and given to your child with personalized cards from you. It’s likely that the child you sponsor will have never seen anything like these gifts, and with the exception of Little Treasures they’re available year-round to make the bond between you and your sponsored child even stronger.

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