Project profile — Empowering women and girls in the informal economy in Honduras


Alternatives (CA-CRA_ACR-3141169086)
2019-10-15 - 2023-06-15
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)


• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (30.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (20.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to impower women and girls between the ages of 15 and 40 years old working in the informal economy sector and living in the urban and peri-urban areas of the departments of Cortés, Atlantida and Francisco Morazan, Honduras. The project also works to reduce poverty and increase the well-being of the targeted women, thereby strengthening their social and political power. This ultimately contributes to reducing poverty for their families, communities and the general population. Project activities include: (1) providing training to approximately 3,000 informal economy workers (of which 80% are women) on their basic rights, including the reproductive and sexual rights of women and girls; (2) organizing a three-party seminar to advance legislative bills to better support and protect the women and men working in the informal economy sector; (3) providing leadership and communications training to 2,500 women and girls in the informal economy sector; and (4) providing training to trainers on strategies to empower women and girls of 150 officials from member and affiliated groups of the Federación de Organizaciones de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras del Sector Social de la Economía de Honduras (FOTSSIEH).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased dignified, decent and productive economic opportunities for approximately 2,500 women and girls working in the informal economy sector in the urban and peri-urban areas of the departments of Cortés, Atlántida, and Francisco Morazan; and (2) increased empowerment of women and girls and their communities to eliminate violence, discrimination and other forms of abuse against women working in the informal economy.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-06-2023 Disbursement $2,058
20-06-2023 Disbursement $118,674
23-08-2023 Disbursement $14,535
01-03-2024 Disbursement $80,712
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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