OCDIH

http://www.ocdih.org/

The Christian Organization for Integrated Development of Honduras (Organismo Cristiano de Desarrollo Integral de Honduras – OCDIH), is a non-profit Christian civil society organization, supporting integrated human development in rural communities. The organization provides assistance to mitigate the effects of natural disasters and the impact of social ethnic, religious and political conflict.

The current strategic plan (2015-2019), defines the mission and vision:

Mission: Sustainable empowerment of transformative and proactive leadership of men and women and their organizations promoting a rights-based approach sustained by Christian principles.

Vision: To be a Christian civil society organization, that generates change in the lives of families in northwestern Honduras based on rights, justice and well-being.

The organization works in four main program areas: Human rights and active citizenship, sustainable production systems, agribusiness and local economic initiatives, knowledge management and institutional development. In addition, the following three overarching principles apply to all projects: Christian identity, gender equity and risk management.

OCDIH mainly serves the western part of Honduras bordering Guatemala. OCDIH has projects in four provinces of Honduras, each one supporting a number of municipalities: Copan (Copan Ruinas, Santa Rita, Cabanas, Florida, La Jigua, San Antobio, Nueva Arcadia, San Nicolas, Trinidad), Santa Barbara (Proteccion, Narnjito, Chinda, Llama), Lempira (Lepaera, Las Flores) and Cortes Potrerillos, San Antonio).

OCDIH was established on December 6, 1993 in the City of Santa Rosa de Copan and registered as a non-profit organization on June 15, 1994.

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