Country: Honduras

With Consistent Nourishment, Omar Realizes His Passions

“This place has changed my life in a lot of ways,” Omar said.

Since he was 3 years old, Omar has relied on one of Convoy of Hope’s program centers in Honduras to sustain him. Now 15, he has started pursuing a life outside the cycle of hopelessness.

“The food that we get here is different than what we get at home. Sometimes I don’t have food at home, but I know I will get food here,” Omar said.

Unfortunately, food insecurity was only one of the hurdles Omar had to overcome in his childhood. “My mom died when I was 6 years old, and my dad left. I was raised by my siblings,” he said. 

Despite the hardships he’s faced, Omar enjoys math and drawing. One day, he hopes to combine his passions and pursue a career as an architect. When he isn’t working on freelance projects, Omar remains devoted to furthering his education. “I’m just about to start at a technical school where I can study finance because I like math too.”

Ana Victoria, the director of the program center that Omar attends, takes pride in how nutritious the food is that Convoy of Hope provides. 

“The kids don’t normally get sick here,” Ana Victoria said. “We have very strong kids with a lot of energy.”

Omar’s program center serves 30 other kids. While there, they receive the nutrition they need to stay healthy, grow, and continue having hope.

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Ana is one of more than 2,700 kids that we're feeding in Honduras. Ana is one of more than 2,700 kids that we're feeding in Honduras.

Honduras: Ana’s Compassion

At Hilda Ulloa Elementary School in San Pedro Sulas, Honduras, excited children form almost perfect lines to get their serving of food provided by Convoy of Hope.

Their excitement is palpable, given that they live in one of the poorest regions of the city. Among them, 14-year-old Ana Paola, stands a little taller than most and seems to try and hide her smile as she gets closer to the front of the line.

“Ana has had a rough few months,” says Iris Fugon, Convoy of Hope’s country director in Honduras. “But with our help, she is making quite a difference for her family.”

Recently, Ana’s home burnt to the ground and her family of seven lost everything. They now live in a metal shack on the property where their home once stood. They often have no way of eating – that is until Ana brings food to them from school where Convoy of Hope has been feeding 175 children for two years every school day.

“I feel happy I’m able to help provide for my family. It tastes good to us, especially when we have nothing at all,” says Ana, choking back tears.

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Photos from the Children’s Feeding Initiative in Honduras.

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