We work in La Esperanza (Spanish for “hope”) located in the Intibuca province of Honduras. In this region, the Lenca are the largest indigenous group with an estimated population of about 100,000. The Lenca coexisted with the Mayans, and today remain in a truly traditional and undaunted culture. High-spirited and independent, they frequently operate autonomously operating under their own “rule”. One in four children in Honduras suffer from malnutrition and 75% of rural populations such as the Lenca Indians live in extreme poverty.
We respond to this need through our four feeding centers (three of which are co-located in primary schools) and serve over 800 children each day. Our desire to continue to build more feeding centers in this region is great to help battle malnutrition and hunger.