Projects we are supporting

Looking ahead to 2022

Looking ahead to 2022 2022 looks to be a year of consolidation and expansion.  In Honduras, as the word has spread, more young people from neighbouring villages want to get involved.  So, in addition to Los Puentes, we will be supporting projects in two other communities, Los Laureles and San José.  The projects will include …

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Setting up a tree nursery

Tree nursery Francisca Jessenia with coffee seedlings In 2022, the young people will build a nursery to grow coffee plants, fruit trees and forest trees from seed.  This will reduce the cost of buying plants.  They will build a shelter to protect the seedlings, using local wood.  They plan to grow 1,000 tree seedlings in …

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Creating a coffee plantation

Creating a new coffee plantation Using the seeds from the coffee bushes planted in 2021, the young people will grow coffee seedlings, sufficient to cover a further 10 acres of land.  The young people’s families will contribute small plots of land in the communities of Los Laureles and San Jose to make up the 10 …

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Supporting school pupils

Supporting school pupils To enable the young people to further their education, the project will offer basic and advanced level studies to 25 teenagers and young mums.  They will study with a combination of distance learning via the radio and face-to-face classes at the weekends, held at the local primary school. The curriculum will cover …

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Training a metalwork apprentice

Training a metalwork apprentice In 2022, we will be supporting two apprenticeships for young people to train as metalworkers.  There is a lot of demand for metalwork in the area, but no-one who knows how to do it.  The aim is to produce metal frames for doors and windows.  Two young people will spend three …

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Overview of 2021

Overview of 2021 In 2021, a lot happened.  In Honduras, we funded pig breeding, coffee and education projects and loved witnessing the enthusiasm of the young people and their families who have got stuck in.  We also provided funds for setting up a community foundation, the Lenca Foundation for Community Development (FUNLEDECOM) as a way …

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Setting up a community foundation

Setting up a community foundation One of our achievements in 2021 was to support the establishment of a community foundation.  Emerging from the work of volunteers over the last few years, its purpose is to provide a stronger organisational basis for implementing and coordinating the projects.  The foundation is called the Lenca Foundation for Community …

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Arrival of the piglets

Pig breeding in Honduras

Pig breeding in Honduras In May 2021, three young men from the youth group in Los Puentes began a small-scale pig breeding enterprise.  With financial support from the Tigh Sgoile Trust, Henry Wilfredo, Santos Noel and Olvin Omar, purchased four piglets, three girls and one boy. Three of the piglets are sisters. They are the …

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Coffee production

Coffee Growing in Honduras

Coffee Growing in Honduras In 2021, eight young people from the community of Los Puentes began planting coffee to grow as an income-generation crop.  Together, they planted an incredible 5,000 coffee bushes on small plots of land owned by their families.  After three years, they hope to have a good harvest and to sell their …

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Feliciano, Milton and the students with their textbooks

Education in rural Honduras

Education in rural Honduras Many young people in rural parts of Honduras struggle to study beyond primary school, because their families can’t afford to pay for their education. This project is helping young people from the community of Los Puentes to study at secondary level, with two local volunteer teachers, Feliciano and Milton.  They are …

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