#50FORWARD Hero: Onasis Keusen

December 30, 2015

Mobilizer. Motivator. Change agent. Counterpart #50FORWARD Hero.

Onasis Keusen’s community in Honduras used to be one of the most dangerous parts of the region. Violent gangs created a place where parents were afraid to send their kids to school and municipal officials did not visit because of fear for their own safety. Onasis wanted to make a change. He formed a community revitalization committee as part of Counterpart’s Impactos project, which was only the beginning to creating lasting, positive change.

He helped people believe in their community and their right to live free of violence.

Photos by Katie Yaeger Rotramel.