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Community Voices

Fourteen communities, 626 households, and 3,130 individuals have been supported by the Honduras Nueva Frontera organization, led by Church World Service and Local Partner Comisión de Acción Social Menonita. Here are a few of the testimonies:

“Having to leave the country to look for work is a huge cost, financially and in terms of the family and community, and people often return no better off than when they left. This program has made it possible for us to earn a living at home. Now we can say, ‘Here in Honduras there are riches.’ We didn’t go buy this food in the market. We produced it ourselves. That, to me, is being rich.”

- Rafael

“We are grateful for the Comisión de Acción Social Menonita (CASM)because they work on a personal level in solidarity with families who have few resources. They encourage us to contribute our own efforts to carry out various community projects. They offer alternatives that are changing the way we live.”

– Lilian

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Caption: Lurbin and her new eco-stove

“I’d never imagined that anything could be so effective for cooking as an eco-stove and also keeps the smoke out of the house. It used to be impossible to control the smoke in the house with our traditional stoves. It damaged the roof and made the air unhealthy to breathe. The eco-stoves are energy efficient and economical – look at how few pieces of wood there are in there, but that’s all I’ll use all day to cook! Before, my husband was constantly carrying firewood for me. Now even he gets a rest.”

– Lurbin

“I feel that we have achieved many changes in our community. Before, because we are so remote and it’s hard to get here, no government or international organizations ever came to offer us support. But this program has helped us so much. I feel really content and proud that I am improving my family’s nutrition and can even share all the products I have been able to grow. Greetings to all the donors who make this program possible, and thank you!”

– Miguel Angel

 

 


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