House for Alicia Castro
Project: House Construction
Date: March 2016
Solicitor: Alicia Castro (with Municipal Government - Santa Cruz de Yojoa)
Location: Roberto Pineda Neighborhood of Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes


Project Justification: Why do you need the project?

Mrs. Alicia Castro is a low-income, single mother of 3 children which lives in severe material conditions and does not currently have the resources to build her own house.

General Objective: What do you hope to achieve with the project?

Reduce the poverty index in our community and in that way bless another family by coming alongside them on their journey out of material poverty they have lived in for so long. With the support of the municipality and HTH we believe we can achieve this.

Supervisor’s Note: This solicitation was facilitated by the local municipal government of Santa Cruz de Yojoa as it seeks to provide housing assistance to it’s citizens in most urgent material need.

Development Strategies: How are you planning to execute the project?

  1. Assure that all legal documents are in order.

  2. Socialize (explain and present) this project with: Municipality y HTH

  3. Utilize local resources like: Block, stone, sand, manual and masonry labor.

  4. Seek the support of: Municipality, beneficiary family and HTH.

  5. The project will be executed under the supervision of the Department of Community Development.

Beneficiaries: Who and how many will continually benefit from this project?

Four people. Alicia Castro (51) and three of her children: Jairo Noel (21), Sandra (14), and Yensi (11). Alicia earns approximately $100/month handwashing clothes and selling tortillas. Jairo supports the family as well by working as an agricultural laborer. Sandra also provides additional income to the family by caring for small children. Yensi is currently attending school.


  1. The municipal government will provide sand and block ($250).
  2. The beneficiary will provide stone, assistant labor and mason’s labor ($240).
  3. The local church will collaborate in the demolition of existing structures and construction of the new ones. They will also store materials at the church for safe-keeping throughout the process ($50).
  4. The remaining materials and carpenter’s labor are requested from a Heart to Honduras donor.

Total amount requested from outside donor $2720