mariaantonia
23 Jul
  • By Eve Dolkart
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To the Field

On my first day of field visits, we zoomed down the Pan-American Highway past scenery Hondureño of makeshift homes and innovative local commerce. We soon turned onto a narrow dirt road with no marked streets. The directions to client houses were all described with landmarks, and we had to rely on the knowledge of neighbors […]

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herminiason
11 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Adelante Plans New Educational Product

August 2012 I moved to Honduras to work for Adelante as the International Development Coordinator. Eager to enter the workforce shortly after graduating with my BA in International Relations, I decided against setting any type of unachievable expectations before arriving. This allowed me to quickly adapt to a country which has received a particularly negative […]

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ronaldo-old-home
10 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Ronaldo: Hope for the Future

In August we announced a new Secondary Education Loan Product which will be incorporated into our portfolio at the beginning of next year. The loan looks to address a multitude of societal problems faced by Honduras’ younger generation, including low secondary school attendance, high unemployment and underemployment, and the violent crime that often comes as […]

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frutas
09 Jul
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Firsts in Honduras

The bus stop at San Pedro Sula was like the inside of a glove compartment on a hot day, teeming with people surrounding a fuzzy screen of the France vs. Nigeria fútbol game. Hoping that I was in the right place, I looked to the people ahead of me who were watching intently. “Is this […]

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marlenekeylakaren
07 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Support Secondary Education in Honduras

Investing in the local economy According to a study published by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), in the mid-2000s, the majority of emigrants from Honduras have been men (70%), with low education (59% with no greater than a sixth grade education) who are fairly young (65% between 15-29 years old). By 2008, […]

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mountains-cuenca
04 Jul
  • By Asma Modi
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Eco-stoves in Rural Honduras

This type of landscape is something you certainly won’t see in Texas. It doesn’t take long to learn that life in Honduras is very different from life in the United States. Rather than getting into a car to go to the nearest grocery store, I just walk to the market to buy fresh fruits and […]

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orvillemoto
04 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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A Tragic Fire in Roatán

Roatán receives thousands of tourists each year but the island’s largest peak season is now, with Semana Santa (Holy Week) having just passed. From Spring Breakers to retirees, foreign tourists flock to this island off the coast of La Ceiba in larger numbers to enjoy the beautiful beaches that the island has to offer. However, […]

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irmaassembly
04 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Adelante Celebrates Thirteen Years in Honduras!

On September 14, 2000, Adelante Foundation disbursed our first loans to women in rural areas outside of La Ceiba. Thirteen years later, Adelante stays true to our founding principles and continues to empower women throughout rural parts of Honduras. Our success is best measured by the commitment that our staff brings to our mission every […]

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rioviejoflood
04 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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What It Means to Serve Rural Honduran Communities

Adelante was founded with the focus of serving impoverished communities in rural, rather than urban areas. The poverty that affects rural parts of Honduras has been well acknowledged over the years for being more extreme and widespread. But the difficult work that Credit Officers must carry out to serve their female beneficiaries can be forgotten […]

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