How much of a difference can ONE DAY make?

That’s up to YOU!

 

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Change is coming slowly to Honduras.  In many communities the average income is still as little as one or two dollars per day. No matter how hard these people work, simply surviving is a constant struggle.

The poorest of the poor aspire to provide a better future for their children and grandchildren. You can help make that goal possible by improving their access to safe drinking water, latrines, first aid supplies and basic sanitary improvements to their very modest homes.  Since the ONE DAY CHALLENGE campaign began in 2011, it has repaired homes, provided clean water, and improved safety and sanitation for thousands of Hondurans.  God has enabled your support to answer their prayers.

The ONE DAY CHALLENGE is a very simple, but effective, concept – by dedicating one day of your income, you can help to bring new hope and transformation to Hondurans who earn as little as a dollar or two per day. And every penny you give will go directly to helping those who need it most, and in a way that brings about lasting improvement.

Each year the ONE DAY CHALLENGE campaign focuses on a different Honduran community -- the community that our Honduran partners have told us is in tremendous need, but also where the local residents are willing and eager to participate in building the foundation for a better future.

ONE DAY CHALLENGE 2022 - LINACA

The small village of Linaca, home to roughly 250 families, is located in a valley in the south-east region of Honduras, between the city of Danli and the border with Nicaragua.

Most houses are made of adobe (mud bricks) with poor roofs, and many families do not have latrines, concrete floors, or water storage basins.  
The village has a small kindergarten and a basic school that provides education up to Grade 9.  However, there was a tremendous negative impact during the pandemic. Unable to take part in remote classes due to a lack of computers or internet access, students lost nearly three years of schooling and many of them do not intend to go back to school.

Most residents of Linaca work as day labourers or in harvesting tomatoes, peppers and onions.  They also grow corn and beans for their own consumption.  Some families have small businesses and others receive financial help from family members in the USA and Spain.

The high cost of living due to the cost of fuel and fertilizers, the impact of the pandemic and other factors make life difficult here. There are financial and emotional struggles due to family members who have immigrated to the USA looking for work.

This year's goal is to provide 12 pilas, 10 concrete floors, 12 latrines and 11 new roofs to those in the greatest need.  One Day Challenge projects will be coordinated through the Carpenteros and our partnership with Harvest Honduras and the local church in Linaca. The projects will focus on the elderly, single mothers, and impoverished families with special needs children.

Your support for the One Day Challenge will bring immediate and life-long benefits to our brothers and sisters in Linaca.

 

Your support is always appreciated

HOW TO DONATE

If you or your church or business would like to support the ONE DAY CHALLENGE campaign, please make cheques payable to ‘Carpenteros and Friends’ and note ‘One Day Challenge’ on the memo line. Please provide your full name and address for tax receipt purposes, as well as your email address if you would like to receive a project update.

CHEQUES can be sent to:

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

E-TRANSFER:  ONE DAY CHALLENGE donations can also be made by sending an e-transfer to info@carpenteros.ca.  In the 'note' field, please state 'One Day Challenge' and include your address for receipt purposes.

ONLINE:   You can also give to the ONE DAY CHALLENGE through the secure online donation page for Calvary Christian Reformed Church (Flamborough). Under 'Fund' please select 'The Carpenteros'.

If you, your company, organization or church group would like to explore additional ways to assist the people of Honduras through the One Day Challenge, please email info@carpenteros.ca or call Ken at 905-630-6977.