Rescue Honduran Mothers From Domestic Violence

$1,973 $47,765
Raised Remaining


This project will expand Honduras's only shelter for women and children at risk of violence. It provides them with legal, health and emotional support, as well as seed funds to start businesses.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women in Honduras generally are discriminated against in all social and economic arenas. They carry most of the burden for providing for their families. They have the least access to credit, technology, training, equal salary for equal work, and to land, according to CIDA. Women constitute 60% of the unemployed in Honduras. The majority of the female labor force is oriented toward the informal sector of the economy where legal regulation and protection are nonexistent.

How will this project solve this problem?

ADP will build a larger shelter for women and children at risk of violence, providing an additional 160 women and 480 children each year with legal, health and emotional support, as well as temporary shelter and seed funds to start businesses.

Potential Long Term Impact

Women initially seek immediate protection from violence. But after receiving emotional, psychological and legal support, they realize they can attain a better life instead of returning to their former circumstances.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,973

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,973 .  The original project funding goal was $49,738.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 34 donors like you, a total of $1,973 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Meredith Allred

Executive Assistant
Washington, DC, United States

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