Project justification: These four families suffer from the extremely poor conditions of their homes’ roofs. When it rains, nearly everything inside the homes are soaked. Obviously, these undignified conditions create considerable health and safety concerns for these families, not to mention extreme discomfort. The Patronato (Community Council) of Canchias solicited this initiative based on their concern and compassion for their neighbors.
Beneficiaries: Four families; Seventeen persons. Families of: Juan Carlos Flores, Maria Eva Castillo Mejia, Mirian Yaneth Hernandez Lopez, Mirian Suyapa Vazquez Barrera.
Beneficiary Families: lumbar and skilled labor (55% of required resources)
Local Churches: volunteer labor (3% of required resources)
Community Government: roofing materials (6% of required resources)
Outside Collaborator: remaining roofing materials (36% of required resources)
Supervisor’s Note: this initiative represents an outstanding level of local collaboration, particularly with regards to the resources the beneficiary families have pledged to contribute. This project is an excellent example of Asset-based Community Development.
Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $1,234.12
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.