Location: La Concepción, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras
Project justification: The Church of the Open Arms in La Concepción hosts a Compassion International program for children. The church property is open on one side, allowing animals to enter freely, putting the children at risk from aggressive animals and from the contamination of the playground by animal feces. The pastor and leaders of the program are also concerned about adults being able to easily come onto the property who might wish the children harm. The church leadership desires to make the property more secure for the worshipping congregation, as well, and all who use the facility on a regular basis for meetings and community activities.
Beneficiaries: The 211 children who attend the Compassion International program, the adult leaders, and the 70 members of the congregation.
Municipal Government: sand (10% of required resources)
Local Church: wood, rock, volunteer labor (19% of required resources)
Outside Collaborator: cement blocks, cement and other construction materials, skilled labor (71% of required resources)
Total Amount Requested from Outside Donor: $3,304.08
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.