cacao_assembly_14
17 Jun
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Managing Social Performance to Achieve our Mission

Social Performance. In microfinance, you hear this term quite a bit these days. From the SMART Campaign, the Social Performance Task Force, Truelift [truelift.org] and social rating agencies like Planet Rating. There’s a reason why social performance is so important to these groups – and Adelante is no exception. Why does social performance matter? Adelante […]

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alejandro-1
09 Jun
  • By Asma Modi
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Honduras’ Security Problem

The surge in unaccompanied minors making their way to the United States from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador has brought heightened attention to these countries among US and international news outlets. This year alone, an estimated 70,000 to 90,000 minors will be apprehended at the U.S. border. This is a huge spike from 2011 when […]

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lago-de-yojoa
04 Jun
  • By Asma Modi
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My First Discoveries in Honduras

After being in Honduras for almost three weeks, I have found that the country is very different from what I had expected. I envisioned scenes of simple landscapes and run-down neighborhoods, but this is not the case at all. Below is a list of things that most surprised me since I arrived: 1. Natural Beauty […]

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consuelo-1
04 Jun
  • By Asma Modi
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Consuelo: A Story of Immense Personal Strength

Last week I had my first field visit to Choluteca, Honduras- the place I like to call the Texas of Honduras. The dry, hot climate and hospitality made me feel right at home. All that was missing were cowboy boots and country music. Although I joke that Choluteca is similar to home, going out to […]

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misconceptions
02 Jun
  • By Asma Modi
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Misconceptions About Poverty

Poverty: This is a word that each person defines differently. We are often found guilty of associating the word with a certain image of poverty, particularly reflected by what we see on TV. The images of the starving children in Africa, or the commentary on the “lazy” homeless American do not accurately represent the world’s […]

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02 Jun
  • By Asma Modi
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Adelante Partners with Marie Stopes to Offer Reproductive Health Workshop

At the end of March, Adelante and Marie Stopes Honduras held a health workshop for the clients in Puerto Cortes. During the workshop, a Marie Stopes educator covered a variety of topics ranging from sexually-transmitted diseases and pregnancy to cervical cancer prevention. This type of education is vital because most of the women we work […]

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