We invite you to come alongside this project which has been operating for close to a decade to help support families in need in the town of Siguatepeque, located in central Honduras. The principal focus is to help with the costs of sending children to school. In Honduras, education is ostensibly free, however, in order to attend, a family has to pay for the student’s registration, uniforms, shoes, gym clothing, back-pack, books, pens and pencils, etc. Some schools even require payment for the school cleaner, computer class or even their own chair. A young child starting in nursery school will need approximately $100 for a year’s education; the cost grows as the grade goes up. A high school student will need $300 for a year. Sometimes these same families receiving help for their children’s education ask for help with other projects. To date, we have done three roofs. One new one and two replacements. These families live hand to mouth, earning just enough to pay for their daily needs through selling food in the market or washing clothes. The cost of a new roof is way beyond their reach. A new roof will cost approximately $1,500. Families are expected to contribute their part in labour and some of the financial cost. For example, one new house was built by the family – they cleared the land, made the adobe bricks, did the building. We then helped with the roof, which included organizing volunteer help from a local youth group.
Any contribution to help with these ongoing costs would be very appreciated as it increases the quality of life for the families and provides opportunity for better jobs and choices in the future.
Choose one of the four options below to make your gift:
A monthly, pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account is the most cost effective donation option. It can easily be set up. There are no bank fees, no need to write a cheque nor to post it!
Please note that after your first gift is processed, your deduction date will be on the 16th of each month.Below is a sample of a cheque to help you find the information needed on your own cheque and fill out the form.
Please make your cheque payable to Latin America Mission and mail it to:
LATIN AMERICA MISSION (CANADA) INC.
PO BOX 85505
TORONTO, ON, M5N 0A2
Please enclose a separate note (or written on the memo of the cheque) to indicate which missionary/project you would prefer to support. Post-dated cheques are accepted.
For a Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) pledge, please use the PAD form above.