Project Leche

Nourishing sustainable futures in Honduras in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Kerry contribution: expertise and finance

Kerry provided extensive agricultural, quality, processing and nutritional expertise, together with a direct financial contribution of $750,000. By sharing our dairy heritage and processing capabilities and working with WFP, we enabled Honduran farmers to create a safer and more sustainable milk supply, nourishing the health of Honduran children, as well as enhancing economic opportunity and better living conditions for the community.


Enabling positive outcomes for children

Over the 3-year programme, key achievements* included:

  • 7,600 children in 178 schools benefitted from nutritionally enhanced meals
  • Over 200 teachers from 170 schools educated their students on nutrition
  • Milk production levels doubled on project farms over the 3-year programme
  • Higher inclusion rates of protein and calcium in meals helped to drive an overall improvement in physical growth and a reduction in stunting

* Source: UN WFP Project Leche Final Report 2020
Photography: © WFP / Boone Rodriguez

Working together towards “Zero Hunger”

Project Leche is an example of Kerry’s Better for Society social impact programme in action and of how Kerry, along with WFP and local agencies, worked together towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

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"We’ve noticed a huge difference since we received the support from Kerry Group and WFP. The levels of production are higher than ever before. In the past we would produce enough for our own consumption but now we can benefit local schools and communities by providing a sustainable milk supply."

Maria Elena Navas, Honduran farmer participant

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