From Trauma to Hope: Laura’s* Story

  • October 29, 2015


Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?” —Luke 18:7 Long before the sun rose on a morning in late November of 2005, 13-year-old Laura* shouldered a tub of corn and headed down the street from her house to…

Every 27 Hours ALAC Receives a Corruption Report

  • October 29, 2015


Three mothers came to the new AJS-supported Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) feeling hopeful, but frightened. The center, the product of a new partnership between Transparency International, an international anti-corruption coalition and ASJ* has a small staff of lawyers and assistants who document corruption cases, report them to the proper authorities, and push these…

A Sister’s Quest for Justice

  • October 29, 2015


“She was like our mom. She worried about us so much. Our mom left us to go to the States, so she raised us.” This is how 21-year old Amanda* describes her older sister, Yadira. Yadira and Amanda were close, so Yadira was well-aware of the conflict between Amanda and her neighbor, Rosy. Rosy accused…

A Mother and Son, Reunited

  • October 29, 2015


Marta was worried she would never see her son again. The boy’s father, Alonso, had taken the boy away and would not let Marta see him.

Soccer Tournament: Mentors for At-Risk Youth Say “¡Sí se puede!”

  • October 29, 2015


Teenage boys playing a rough game of soccer, the field turning muddy from so much play, and coaches and fans on the sidelines yelling encouragement “¡Sí se puede!”—“You can do it!”—is a common sight in Honduras. On a recent morning, though, the shouts of “You can do it!” from the coaches took on a deeper…

5,495 Families Receive Land Titles

  • October 29, 2015


In August the Honduran Government handed out 2,495 property titles to residents of 31 neighborhoods in Tegucgalpa that AJS has advocated on behalf of throughout the years-long titling process. Just weeks later, 3,000 more titles were issued to families in San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second-largest city.

From Mistreated Worker to Labor Rights Educator

  • October 29, 2015


As a cleaning worker for a large janitorial services company, Martha was mistreated and denigrated. But AJS Labor Rights project staff empowered her to stand up to the employers who had violated her labor rights—and to teach other women like her to do the same.

Increasing Security in a Precarious Place

  • October 29, 2015


For nearly 30 years, Gerson and his family were unable to obtain a title to their home in the impoverished Tegucigalpa neighborhood of Villa Cristina. But AJS Land Rights project staff helped them secure a title—and a new lease on life.

Resurrecting Hope

  • October 29, 2015

Sandra endured unthinkable sexual abuse. But God worked through AJS investigators, lawyers, and psychologists to bring the perpetrators to justice and restore hope for Sandra.