Rebuilding lives after Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras
Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated many Honduran communities in late 2020. As German Mejia recalled, “The community thought we were all going to drown. I had a business and I lost it. So many people lost everything.” With support from USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, GOAL collaborated with FIPAH and Water Mission to provide multipurpose cash transfers to nearly 7,000 people, helping them regain livelihoods in the hardest-hit areas of the country. GOAL also worked with authorities and communities to provide temporary shelters for vulnerable families, as well as access to clean water, water filters, latrines, and hygiene kits.
Through collaboration and cash programming, people were not only able to survive but to also determine their recovery needs. German reopened the neighborhood store he had lost, allowing him to again provide for himself, his family, and his community. More information.