Project profile — Improving the Quality of Life of Vulnerable People in Central America

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Improving the Quality of Life of Vulnerable People in Central America - Overview
CRCID - Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-2128625449)
2014-08-01 - 2015-08-31
Country / region • Guatemala (57.00%)
• Honduras (43.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (54.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (5.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (13.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (8.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services
Formal sector financial intermediaries (24030) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people, particularly women and children, in Guatemala and Honduras, and to increase their opportunities to contribute to the economic growth of their community and region. The project focuses on three different components: basic education, health, and sustainable economic growth. In Guatemala the project seeks to increase the number of students attending and successfully completing various levels of education. Some project activities include: (1) providing scholarship packages to more than 1,400 children and youth at risk; (2) renovating 31 classrooms; and (3) providing 14 schools with desks, chalkboards and learning supplies. In Honduras, the project seeks to improve access to quality water and sanitation facilities in communities and schools, and to improve the sustainability of income for women and their families. Some project activities include: (1) installing water systems in two communities; and (2) providing community members, especially women, with training and support on their micro-businesses, including access to micro-financing.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to quality basic education (2) improved access to better water and sanitation facilities (latrines) and improved hygiene practices and knowledge regarding public health; and (3) increased access to affordable micro-finance for poor entrepreneurs (mostly women).

Results achieved

Results achieved at the end of project activities (August 2015) include: (1) increased access to micro-loans for 240 new clients (75% women) through the establishment of a new branch of the Institute for Development in Honduras (IDH) in Santa Barbara; (2) provided improved access to sustainable water facilities in two rural communities of Quebrada Chiquita and Las Camelias, reaching 3,000 people; and (3) increased access to quality schools, quality teaching, and school supplies for children of 19 schools in Guatemala, directly benefitting 4, 034 children (2,262 girls and 1,722 boys). These results have contributed to increased entrepreneurial activities by women and men in Honduras, and improved health for rural Honduran families.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-12-2015 Disbursement $61,633
23-12-2015 Disbursement -$61,633
30-12-2015 Disbursement $111,442
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