At its most ambitious, the goal of Sustainable Villages Honduras is to help improve life in rural communities so that farming families can remain in the communities and will not have to migrate to cities within Honduras or the United States to make a living. Over time the specific assistance has evolved. As a network of individuals and churches with its own legal identity, SVH has always partnered with a legally recognized not-for-profit organization in the U.S. and in Honduras. In 2006, SVH (then the Trinidad Conservation Project) partnered with the Episcopal Dioceses of Washington and Honduras to help communities plant trees to protect water and soil resources. In 2008, TCP partnered with Sustainable Harvest International and SHI-Honduras to teach sustainable agriculture and forestry to address the twin issues of protecting tropical forests and alleviating poverty. In early 2015, the families in Santa Barbara supported by TCP completed the SHI field program, and in 2016, SHI-Honduras has moved its field program out of Santa Barbara to other parts of Honduras.