Location: La Cañada del Zapote, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras
Project justification: Erenia and her family are living in a dwelling roughly constructed of sheet metal. The structure is highly vulnerable to being destroyed completely by high wind or storm. Erenia (age 54) and her husband Juan Antonio (age 64) subsist on a monthly income of approximately $45. They lack the means to be able to construct a dignified home. This initiative will help them establish themselves in a safe, secure, and dignified home.
Beneficiaries: Erenia and Juan Antonio, and their sons Jose (age 30) and Ulises (age 16)
Beneficiary Family: cement, screws, nails, hinges, other fasteners, plywood, padlock, rock, volunteer labor, skilled labor (15% of required resources)
Municipal Government: sand, cement block (8% of required resources)
Local Church: cement (2.5% of required resources)
Community Government: cement (2.5% of required resources)
Outside Collaborator: roofing materials, wood siding and other lumber (72% of required resources)
Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $3,147.00
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.