Tag: land rights

An AJS Throwback: Fighting for Justice with Afro-Honduran Communities

  • February 26, 2019

In 1998, AJS-Honduras was founded by a group of Honduran and North American friends (including Kurt Ver Beek and Jo Van Engen) dedicated to doing justice in Honduras. We’re excited to share a throwback to the 1990s, when we worked with the Garifuna community of Ruguma to protect their lands from theft.

Advocacy Results in a Stronger Property Institute

  • May 19, 2017

After a dismal 19% transparency and management score in 2015, no one would have guessed that Honduras’ Property Institute would be among the “most-improved” government institutions.

AJS Advocacy Leads to Thousands of New, Accurate Land Titles

  • February 23, 2017

By the end of 2016, it became clear that for the first time the Property Institute had met their goal, processing 10,005 land titles. Even better, at the beginning of November, ASJ audited nearly 1,000 titles and found zero errors.

Francisca Finds a Home

  • October 29, 2015

Francisca Lopez worked with AJS to obtain a land title for herself and her family.

Luis Makes His Voice Heard

  • October 29, 2015

After years of uncertainty, the efforts of Luis and his neighbors pay off, opening the opportunity for receiving a land title.

A Life-Changing Property Title

  • October 29, 2015

Bienvenida’s life changes forever when she receives a land title, allowing for investment and improvement on her house, and even better, more financial security.