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Home for Nicolas
Home for Nicolas
Home for Nicolas

Home for Nicolas

Regular price $2,925.73 Sale

Date Submitted: July, 2019

Solicitor: Nicolas Sanchez

Location: Lomas del Aguila, Gualala, Santa Barbara, Honduras

Project justification: Nicolas and his family live in a dwelling constructed more than ten years ago that is now in a state of severe deterioration. The walls and the roof are in such poor condition that the family is vulnerable to wind and rain inside their home. Nicolas is a member of the CoHI Commission for the community (Communities of Holistic Impact Leadership Team). He works in agriculture, earning an extremely modest living. The family seeks collaboration in constructing a dignified, secure home that will improve their overall health, safety, and well-being. (Note: this solicitation is for a cement block house.)

Beneficiaries: Nicolas, his wife, eight children and two nephews


  • Beneficiary Family: skilled (paid) labor, wire, screws, metal roofing cloaks (16% of required resources)
  • Municipal Government: sand (7% of required resources)
  • Local Church: volunteer labor (1% of required resources)
  • Local Community: volunteer labor (7% of required resources)
  • Outside Collaborator: roofing materials, cement block, rebar, cement, windows, doors, other necessary construction materials (69% of required resources)

Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $2,925.73

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.