About Us


Healthy Villages is a non profit organization that works in collaboration with underserviced rural and indigenous communities in Honduras to provide quality education and healthcare for all.

Dr. Carla & Anna Smith facilitate a public health talk on women's health in the Cayos Cochinos

Dr. Carla & Anna Smith facilitate a public health talk on women’s health in the Cayos Cochinos

100% of your donation goes directly to our programs. Everyone who works with Healthy Villages is a proud volunteer, which means that we don’t have any administration costs and all of your donations go directly to running our programs.

Lining up to receive HIV/AIDS testing and counselling in the Cayos Cochinos

Lining up to receive HIV/AIDS testing and counselling in the Cayos Cochinos

 

HOPE THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

Healthy Villages collaborates with indigenous rural Honduran villages to support health and education initiatives. We serve those who are without a voice, who are struggling and who are in need.  We meet with groups in underserviced areas, listen to the needs in the community and then work with these villages to create sustainable solutions. The communities where we work are often on the periphery of society and underserviced in many ways. We strive to create jobs for community members through our programs.

It is the goal of Healthy Villages to work in collaboration with underserviced and remote villages in Honduras, as we strive to improve the general well-being of life in each village. We work in Honduras with the Maya Chorti community in the Copan region and with the Garifuna community along the north coast. We also bring volunteer mission teams to work on service projects in these communities; see our ‘Donate’ page to learn how you can help support our programs or take part in one of our service trips.

Dr. Maritza in a Mayan village giving a public health talk

Dr. Maritza in a Mayan village giving a public health talk

WHO WE ARE

Healthy Villages was born in 2006 in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, when two Honduran doctors from the local public health center, Dr. Carla Chong and and Dr. Martiza Maradiaga, inspired a group of community members to form a group to volunteer and launch much needed health and education initiatives in the region.

We began working together to help the public health centre in Copan with needs that were not being met, by volunteering our time to help in the clinic, with health programs in the mountains, and with helping expectant mothers and the Mayan midwives to receive extra training through workshops. We have organized many medical mission teams in Honduras, coordinating groups that meet the medical and spiritual needs of remote rural regions in Honduras, both in Copan, on the north coast and in the Cayos Cochinos. We also raise funds and gather medical supplies to help various health programs in Honduras.  Our scholarship program for the Mayan population in Copan has helped many youth to attend and graduate high school, and we have developed leadership training programs for the youth as well.

Our programs are entirely administered by volunteers, meaning that we don’t currently have any administration costs and 100% of your donation goes to helping the people of Honduras. The board reflects the global nature of Healthy Village International.