House for Francisco
Project Name: House for Francisco - El Bijagual

Date Submitted: March 2016

Name of Solicitor: Francisco Osmar Medina

Location of Project: El Bijagual, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes

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Project Justification: Why do you need the project?

The family of Francisco Medina is low-income ($150). As a result, the family has no possibility to build their own home and their current home is falling apart. In addition, their living situation is complicated by Francisco’s physical disability.

Supervisor’s Note: Mr Medina’s arm was amputated following complications from a gunshot he received at 18 years of age. This physical situation has seriously limited his ability to earn an adequate income in an agricultural area in which the majority of the labor is very physically-demanding.

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

To walk alongside this family as they seek to improve their living conditions so that their children may have a decent home in which they feel secure. The relationship that has been created with the municipal government will also provide hope to the family.

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 and HTH

  3. Utilize local resources like: Sand, rock, blocks, masonry and assistant’s labor.

  4. Seek the support of: Beneficiary family, municipality 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?

Five people. Francisco Osamar Medina (33), his wife Gloria Orellana (35) and their children Josue Joel (11 and in school), Eduar Ariel (8 and in school), and Katerine Sarahí (4). Despite his physical disability, Francisco works regularly maintaining farms and fields - often by machete. Doing so, he earns approximately $150/month.

Collaboration:

  • The municipal government will provide sand and block ($250).
  • The beneficiary will provide stone, assistant labor and mason’s labor ($240).
  • The remaining materials and carpenter’s labor are requested from a Heart to Honduras donor.

Total amount requested from outside donor $2720.00

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