Trócaire was set up in 1973 as a charity to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of people living in the world’s poorest regions. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good. Trócaire works with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Middle East with a focus on food and resource rights, women's empowerment and humanitarian response.
Trócaire has been working in Honduras since the early 1970s, and opened a country office in 1994. Working through local organisations, Trócaire Honduras has developed a range of programmes to include respect for human rights and protection of human rights defenders, resource rights, eradication of violence against women and disaster risk reduction. Through partners, Trócaire Honduras also responds to frequent natural disasters that impact heavily on the country’s large number of vulnerable and marginalised communities.