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The Carpenteros and Friends

Helping to build a better future through education

For the past 10 years, the Carpenteros’ Scholarship Project, in partnership with Diaconia Nacional de Honduras, has been making it possible for promising young people from impoverished communities to continue with their high school education.

This support is provided on a 50/50 basis – with the Carpenteros matching what the student or their family contributes. The typical cost per student is $640/year, with each party contributing $320.

While this amount may seem insignificant by North American standards, for many Honduran families living on less than $2,000/year, the cost of sending a child to high school is overwhelming.

“For more than a decade, we have seen how the lives of many families have been changed” through the Scholarship Program, says Dilia Aguiriano, executive director of Diaconia Nacional. “Psalm 126:3 is a clear confirmation of what we are living: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”

The Scholarship Program is provided to students in El Carrizal and El Guanabano, two remote communities in Olancho Department, as well as the villages of Islitas and Tiguilotada on Tigre Island.  In 2015, there were 45 students taking part in the program, and three graduated with high school degrees.

Please CLICK HERE to download an English version of the report from Diaconia Nacional with highlights from the 2015 Scholarship Program, including photos and comments from participating students.

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


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.


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