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.
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.
AJS uncovers corruption at the Property Institute
Land Rights project volunteer conducts a survey in an AJS-targeted community to assess the success of efforts to secure land titles.
Francisca Lopez worked with AJS to obtain a land title for herself and her family.
After years of uncertainty, the efforts of Luis and his neighbors pay off, opening the opportunity for receiving a land title.
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.
AJS’s work in helping to already secure 60,000 land titles continues to expand as beneficiaries work together to spread their success to other neighborhoods.
In August the Honduran Government handed out 2,495 property titles to residents of 31 neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa 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.
AJS helps the community of Modesto Rodas Alvarado to get their land titles in record-breaking time.