With Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is sponsoring 19 innovative projects to reduce poverty and food insecurity in the Honduran dry corridor. These projects are led by young entrepreneurs who were selected through a competitive process and are receiving financial support, technical assistance, and mentorship for one year from a highly qualified team of experts.

Projects include a water collection and supply system powered by solar panels in a region affected by seasonal drought, a recirculating aquaculture system for sustainable farm-raised rainbow trout and tilapia in a region with a high rate of malnutrition, and organic farming that eliminates the middleman and connects local farmers directly with markets increasing their profits.

Water collection and supply system powered by solar panels.
Organic farming connects farmers to markets and increases their profits.

A team comprised of PADF, Universidad Technológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), and EUROSAN representatives visits the projects on a regular basis throughout the country – in Ocotepeque, Santa Barbara, El Progreso, El Paraíso, Marcala, Francisco Morazán, and Tegucigalpa – to measure progress and review budgets. Some of the projects are in an incubation phase, while others are in an acceleration stage. All will receive support in preparation for market launch, with review and testing of business models, sales strategy, and marketing plan.

This program is funded with the generous support of the European Union’s EUROSAN, with the aim to transform local communities into driving forces of their own development and food security.

Josué Murillo

Country Director – Honduras

Deputy Regional Director for New Initiatives

Email: connect@padf.org

Gloria Nelly Costa

Gloria Nelly Acosta

Director of Socioeconomic Development and Institutional Strengthening

Economic Opportunities Director

Email: connect@padf.org

Gloria Alicia Pinzon

Gloria Alicia Pinzón

Manager of Socioeconomic Development

Economic Opportunities Practice Area Leader

Email: connect@padf.org

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