worldfood
15 Oct
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Agricultural Finance Launches in Intibucá

Today, Adelante celebrates World Food Day with the announcement of our new agricultural loan directed to smallholder women farmers in western Honduras. By the end of October, we plan to reach 20 women from rural communities of Intibucá and La Paz with micro-loans of about $250 each. This year’s World Food Day theme is family farming, […]

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forgottencrisis-1
06 Oct
  • By Eve Dolkart
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The Forgotten Crisis

Eyes that so quickly turned to the U.S. border during the height of this summer’s migration crisis have just as quickly turned away as the number of migrants heading north dwindles. With focus on other concerns across the globe, the fate of Central American migrants has become news of the past. The movement into Mexico […]

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childrenday
13 Sep
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Children’s Day: Hopes for the Future of Honduras

Happy Children’s Day! All this week, celebrations packed with games, gifts, and piñatas swinging from trees can be found at parks, schools, and homes throughout the country. In honor of Children’s Day, several members of our staff shared with me their greatest wishes for the future of Honduran youth. The responses reflected our belief that […]

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27 Aug
  • By Asma Modi
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Serving Clients Through Financial Education Lessons

In order to empower Honduran women to make sound business decisions, Adelante is providing financial education lessons to its clients. These important lessons will teach clients financial skills that’ll not only help them with their businesses, but will also keep them from over indebting themselves. The new lessons cover topics critical for any businesswoman to […]

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notallfleeforfear
01 Aug
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Not All Flee for Fear

While capturing some of the most perilous quarters of San Pedro Sula, photojournalist Ross McDonnell covers chilling realities afflicting many inner-city dwelling Hondurans. In Honduras, such ghastly scenes of street violence and busloads of traumatized migrants flood our screens and news sources on a daily basis. The world has witnessed that this insecurity is dire, […]

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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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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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