Angel grinding chilis to make an organic fungicide to protect his bean fields.
Practice in building a better stove that will save time (fewer trips to gather wood) and reduce respiratory disease (much less smoke inside).
Nutrition workshop in Agua Zarca.
Farmers in El Puente learning to prepare an organic pesticide to save their corn and bean crops.
A family stops our truck to ask if it can participate in the VH-TCP program. Roy says yes and invites them to the next nearby meeting.
Edwin Escoto, Executive Director of Vecinos Honduras, and Mary Procter ask Mercedes Rios for her thoughts. A farmer, shopkeeper, and officer in a new rural bank, she is taking advantage of the VH-TCP program and is optimistic about the future.
Juan Angel Peña, a Pentacostal pastor, says “the government has forgotten the poor but this program has not.” With others, he helped build a new roof for an older woman in El Puente.
Melvin Madrid, the a Pentecostal pastor in La Majada, is using his church as a community gathering place for the VH-TCP program. Landless, he hopes to build a chicken coop and acquire hens.
Three generations of the Martinez family in El Puente. Lucinda and her brother, Natividad, are community leaders.
Noe Garcia has found another way to make money from coffee. He sells tens of thousands of rust-resistant coffee seedlings each year.
With this new mill, Noe Garcia will be able to sell ready-to-roast coffee beans. Homeless and landless in 2010, Noe says the key to his success is “hard work.”
Two young men who attended a well-known agricultural institute on Village Children Honduras scholarships are showing what they have learned to others.