“During my life I have had to go through very difficult things,” Norma said.
Norma lives in a small, floorless house in Honduras. Her husband, three children, and two grandchildren share the home with her. Although she and her daughter both struggle with health complications and pricey medical bills, as a participant in Convoy of Hope’s Agriculture program, Norma has learned new, effective ways to provide for herself and her family.
While Norma and her family were already fighting financial insecurity, back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota struck Honduras at the end of the Atlantic storm season in 2020.
“We had to be evacuated from the area, leaving all the little we had,” Norma said.
She and her family returned home safely, but despair crept in soon after. Norma’s determination to care for her children was all that kept her going.
“My children were what kept me firm during that moment since they were the ones who motivated me to continue fighting every day,” she said. “Wanting to see them grow — that allows one to develop [abilities] where there are none.”
Through Convoy’s Agriculture program in Honduras, Norma learned important skills to help her raise and sell livestock, run a successful business, and most importantly, care for her family.
“The best thing that has happened to us for a long time is that an organization like you has arrived with such significant aid,” Norma said.
With your help, tens of thousands of farmers like Norma have received life-changing skills and assets to help them break the cycle of poverty.
This National Farmers Day, Convoy of Hope recognizes those who have worked hard to pursue new opportunities through agriculture — to better themselves and their communities.
To learn more about Convoy of Hope’s Agriculture program, click here.