United Nations              
Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Con Chamba Vivís Mejor (2014-)



Date: 2014-
Description: The main objective of the programme is to generate employment, by promoting labour competencies and developing skills within the companies. Programme participants must be registered in the National Employment Service of Honduras (SENAEH).


Target population: Unemployed people living in poverty and social exclusion.
Area of intervention: 1) Indirect job creation
2) Direct job creation
3) Technical and vocational training
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Instrument of selection: Single Registry of Beneficiaries of Social Programs (RUB)
Registry of recipients: Honduras National Service of Employment (SENAEH)
Comments: The company must notify and document the dismissals or resignations of workers to the programme, either by submitting the resignation letter or the dismissal note with just cause duly verified by the company (submit a copy of documents).


Legal framework: Executive Decree PCM-04-2014; Executive Decree PCM-04-2015
Responsible organization(s): Presidency of the Republic
Executing organization(s): Presidency of the Republic
Source of funding: Government of Honduras

1) Con chamba vivís mejor

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: To receive the incentive, companies must have at the end of the third month 70% or more of the participating employees with whom they signed up to the programme.
Description: The programme will introduce unemployed people into formal employment opportunities. The programme provides participating companies with an incentive of half the minimum wage for three months, each for an amount of HNL3,646.31 for each new employee hired, which includes the two months of training allowance and an additional month as an incentive for work continuity. Companies must also provide employees with an Individual Work Contract for an indefinite period of time, enrol employees at the Honduran Institute of Social Security and remunerate the worker at least with the current legal minimum wage (by completing the difference of the balance contributed by the Government). In addition, participants will be able to receive training in soft skills and life skills from the National Institute of Vocational Training (INFOP).
Amount : HNL3,646.31


2) Chamba comunitaria

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: A Qualification Committee will be in charge of evaluating the projects that are oriented to the communities development and that have a greater impact on the generation of jobs
Description: Its purpose is to provide support to unemployed people who have not had access to a formal employment opportunity through the implementation of social minor projects, forest conservation or agricultural improvement projects developed in favour of the communities, with the purpose of promoting their economic and social growth, through the generation of employment. The duration of the projects is three months and can be extended only once.


3) Chambita

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: Its objective is to provide support to people in the situation of unemployment, improving their skills and competencies in order to achieve an effective inclusion into the labour market or promoting entrepreneurship. For improving access to productive opportunities and employability conditions, participants can access to career guidance and counselling, vocational training, certification of work skills, technical training, professional internships, among others. The recipients receive an incentive to transport and feed equivalent to HNL 2,210 in periods of two months to a maximum of three interventions; in addition, they can have a medical insurance.
Amount : HNL 2,210


4) Chamba Jóven

Recipient(s): Participants between 18 and 30 years old, high school graduated, attending university studies or unemployed already graduated.
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The incentive will be the payment of HNL4,300 to young high school graduates and HNL6,000 for young graduates with a university degree, up to five months, in working hours of four hours a day within the company or productive units, complemented with vocational or technical training modules under the concept of dual training.
Amount : HNL4,300 (high school graduates) or HNL6,000 (university degree graduates)




Cooperation with:

© United Nations - ECLAC - Social Development Division