OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
For two years, Nutrifund has focused on sustainable initiatives to combat childhood malnutrition in Yoro, Honduras. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honduras, like so many low-income countries around the world, now faces massive-scale hunger and malnutrition due to a sudden halt of the economy.
Here in Yoro, over half of the workforce consists of domestic employees and day laborers working in an informal economy. For them, there is no access to unemployment pay nor any sort of SNAP program. As a result, we estimate that more than three thousand families in Yoro are now food insecure.
With our partners at the San Yves nutrition center and the Catholic church, we are identifying those most in need to ensure our assistance gets to them. Because of the longevity of the crisis we face, we must think beyond immediate food assistance in order to have a long-term, sustainable impact, both alleviating hunger and keeping people healthy.
Our response to the crisis consists of the following: