Helping to bring renewed hope

Every project or program in Honduras that is supported through The Carpenteros and Friends begins with local Honduran community members identifying a need, assessing their resources and options, and developing an action plan.

Teams of Carpenteros only serve in communities where a ‘Community Plan’ has been developed and embraced by community members.  Honduran communities are assisted in this process by our partners there – World Renew (Honduras), Diaconia Nacional, ALFALIT, Harvest Honduras, MCM (Stewardship of Christian Ministries, and the Association for a More Just Society in Honduras.

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Coffee project is pouring new hope

The gravel road quite literally ends when you reach El Carrizal, a village of 1,000 people living in 120 homes in a remote area of Olancho Department in central Honduras. When you can’t drive any further, there’s a small elementary school on one side and the brightly painted Christian Reformed Church on the other. This is ‘downtown’ El Carrizal. 

The Carpenteros and Friends have participated in several projects in El Carrizal, and the local micro-finance cooperative is one of the most successful rural savings and loans co-ops in Honduras, having gone from nothing to being self-sustaining in just 5 years.

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Carpenteros' Education Fund

Building a better future through education

One of the most effective ways to ensure a better future for the next generation of Hondurans, and to raise up young leaders, is by making it possible for teenagers to continue with a high school education.

The Carpenteros Education Fund is currently assisting teenagers in four villages - El Carrizal and El Guanabano in Olancho Department, and Islitas and Tiguilotada on Tigre Island - to obtain a secondary school education.  Funds are generated from the annual Building Hope for Honduras dinner, the Valentine's 'Bistro Carpenteros' and through donations from generous supporters.

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Micro-credit Cooperatives

Equipping communities to care for themselves

Hand-outs and charity can create dependency, but the local 'micro-credit union' model instills responsibility and pride of ownership. Credit unions in Central America are totally different than the 'bricks and mortar' institutions that North Americans think of when they hear the term 'credit union'. These community credit unions are cooperatives governed by a locally-elected board of directors, and they typically meet at a church, community centre or the home of a member.

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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

The Building Hope for Honduras dinner takes place in late September or early October. For tickets, or to become a sponsor, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valentine's Bistro

The February Valentine's 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

VALENTINES BISTRO

Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Providence Christian School

Ofield Road, just N of Hwy 5

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Join a Team

Carpenteros teams typically serve in Honduras during the last week of November and into early December. 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.

How You Can Help

The Carpenteros and Friends depend on a dedicated team of volunteers. In addition to offering financial support, we invite you to learn more about the various ways how you can help our brothers and sisters in Honduras.