Location: Borbotón, San Francisco de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras
Project justification: The church floor is unfinished cement, which generates a lot of dust. The leadership is concerned about the health, comfort, and well-being of the congregation and others who use the facility. They wish to provide a beautiful and safe environment in which to worship God and to offer space for community meetings and gatherings.
Note: this is the second phase of the initiative to tile the church floor. The altar area has already been tiled. With the completion of this tile project, the entire multi-phase, multi-year church project will be completed.
Beneficiaries: The church members and the community at-large
Local Church: Skilled Labor (11% of required resources)
Outside Collaborator: all needed construction materials and tile (89% of required resources)
Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $7,198.40
Accountability Statement: The Heart to Honduras Honduran administrative office (CPH) works diligently to avoid paying the 15% Honduran sales tax on materials through a tedious exemption process. The current Honduran taxation system cannot guarantee this exemption prior to any purchase, and as a result this amount is included in the solicited amount listed with collaborative initiatives. If CPH does succeed in procuring an exemption or extra funds remain for any other reason following the execution of an initiative, surplus funds will be applied via internal policy to support future collaborative community initiatives, the administrative work of CPH, and the operational expenses of the Community Development Department.