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SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN HONDURAS
 
 

The Carpenteros and Friends

COVID-19 IMPACT IN HONDURAS

In comparison to Canada, the number of COVID-19 cases in Honduras remains relatively low.  However, Honduras is the hardest-hit nation in Central America.  The majority of cases have been in the San Pedro de Sula and Tegucigalpa areas.  However, all Hondurans are restricted to their homes with the exception of one day a week, based on the final digit on their government identification card.  The inability to work has particularly impacted those Hondurans who depend on daily income to provide for their immediate food needs.

Through the generosity of supporters of The Carpenteros and Friends, we have been able to provide funds through Harvest Honduras for the distribution of emergency food hampers to 500 Honduran families in the following communities: La Barranquilla (60), El Porton (25), Piedra de Agua (25), La Joyada (25), Los Llanitos (65), El Coyol (40), El Limon (50), La Pena (30), Santa Cruz de Guayape (120), Guajiquiro (60).

Food supplies are purchased in bulk, and delivered to the local church, where food is divided into family-sized packages.  Distribution is done in a physical-distanced manner by volunteers from the local church, and priority is given to those who are elderly, disabled, extremely poor, or with small children. Each family received a supply of beans, rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar, coffee and soap.

PROJECTS YOU HAVE SUPPORTED IN 2019

Through God’s goodness and your continuing generosity, 2019 brought improved health, comfort and education to hundreds of our friends in Honduras.

  • Latrines were provided for the school in La Barranquilla.
  • Latrines were provided for the church in Piedra de Agua.
  • roof was provided for the school in Los Llanitos.
  • Communal water projects/wells were provided in the communities of El Espino and La Joyada/Escondida, and work soon to begin on projects in Rio Grande, Azacualpa and El Porton.
  • The January 2019 team of Carpenteros assisted in the construction of 16 floors and 16 water basins (pilas) in Los Llanitos and three neighbouring communities.
  • In the community of La Cantera, the One Day Challenge provided 20 roofs, 40 walls, one retaining (safety) wall, 5 pilas and 10 bathrooms. And, a communal water project and construction of latrines is currently underway in the community of Las Flores.
  • The Education Scholarship Program partnered with families to enable 30 secondary students and 2 elementary students to attend school. To date, 11 participating students have gone on to graduate from university (2 in nursing, 3 school teachers, 3 social workers, 3 lawyers).
  • Solar lights were provided to 115 rural families who are without electricity.
  • And, in 2019, the Rio Olancho Direct Trade Coffee Project imported 26,671 pounds of coffee, allowing more than 60 participating growers to earn a premium for producing high-quality coffee.

Muchas gracias’ for your faithful support. 

If you would like to learn more about the opportunity to assist with community development in remote areas of Honduras, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Education Fund

The Carpenteros' Education Fund partners with parents in remote, impoverished communities so their children can continue to receive a high school education.

Hope for Honduras

This year's Building Hope for Honduras dinner takes place on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.  For tickets, or to become a sponsor, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winter Bistro

The February Winter Bistro provides funding for various community development projects and supports the Carpenteros' Education Fund.

Windows of Hope

Through your support, the Windows of Hope program assists the neediest Hondurans to improve their homes, obtain much-needed medicine, or have access to clean water and sanitary facilities.

Upcoming Events

BUILDING HOPE FOR HONDURAS DINNER AND AUCTION

Thurs., Oct. 1, 2020 - Reception at 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Carmen's Banquet Centre, Stonechurch Rd., Hamilton

Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join a Team

Plans are currently being made to send a team to serve in Honduras in late 2020. To learn more about joining a Carpenteros team and serving in a Honduran community for 9-10 days, please send an email message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Ken at 905-689-5491.

DONATE

If you would like to donate toward community development projects in Honduras, please make your cheque payable to 'The Carpenteros' and send to:

Carpenteros and Friends
c/o Calvary C.R.C.
265 Middletown Road, R.R. 1, Dundas, Ontario
L9H 5E1