From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives

by Grace Honduras
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From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives
From trash dump to classrooms, transform 200 lives

2020 brought to all of us many challenges, Grace Honduras work was no exception, a pandemic, and two hurricanes, but that didn't stop us from working and finishing the year full of blessings. 

Preschool graduation, Christmas gifts for everyone, building 4 houses and repairing even more....

But this 2021 with YOUR support our education won´t stop, our work will be even more strategic and our love is already growing. 

With many plans, especially being able to start a Montessori Nursery for babies who currently are in the dump, we believe that all of us can work together to transform the lives of the children who work in the trash dump in San Pedro Sula City. 


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As if the Covid-19 wasn’t enough, weeks ago, hurricane ETA and IOTA strongly hit the most vulnerable areas of San Pedro Sula, one of these, the community where our families live, near the municipal trash dump.

Families are trying to survive, with less than what they had before the hurricanes, they have had to double their work shifts, collect more material in the garbage dump, in order to have the same income that they earned before the pandemic and now both hurricanes.


Doña Isolina, lost her house, the water covered up the roof, without giving her the opportunity to take out any of her few belongings.Doña Digna who just had a baby and went recently through surgery had to run out with her nine daughters before the land and rocks that slid from the hill collapsed into her house, leaving her with nowhere to go.


They are only two of several of our families who, although their houses were made of plastic and cardboard they called it "home"; now they have nothing.


"That's life, those who have the least are those who lose the most." Doña Jenny said while water covered a large part of her house. However, Abigail cooks outdoors for her eight sisters, thanking God for the food.

One of them could be one of us, but why not? God allows you and me to be on the other side to reach out to those who are suffering now.

They deserve a decent place to live. You can be God's answer to their prayers.


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It's 3 am in the morning, Jason and Josselin, are coming off after a night of hard work picking up plastic bottles, riding downhill in their bike they realize brakes don't work, they crash into the concrete floor into their faces. 

Their brothers knock our door and we run to see two boys covered in blood and dirt, crying in pain. 

We know nothing about nursing so we did what we could to stop the bleeding, gave meds for pain, and took them home. 

They didn't wanted to go to the ER in the public hospital because they believe they will get infected of Covid-19 there. 

Our staff spent two weeks cleaning their wounds and providing food for them to not go back to the dump until their wounds are completely healed. 

They recovered, God did the miracle!

This is just a glimpse of the work we have been doing during all this health crisis. 

From being the "ambulance" of the community, being a nurse, teacher, psychologist, cook, and much more. 

We have work every day to help our families pass this hard time without much suffering and hunger. 

 

But it is impossible without your support. 

Help Grace Honduras serve the children who still in pandemic go to the municipal trash dump to pick up recyclables to bring food to their tables. 


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"Either we die from the virus or we die from hunger"

- José, second grade Grace student

 

For 215 students who work in the trash dump, at Grace Project, two months off class is not only delaying their studies but two months without a clean and proper meal.

Consider supporting Grace through this Covid-19 crisis in:

Feeding Outreach Program: We have been giving away food provision for all of our families through all of this quarantine period. Most of our students eat food they have found in the dump, due to not having anything to eat in their houses.

Distance Education: We continue with the school period through homeschool programs and virtual platforms. But the school year is just beginning and through quarantine time we are spending more supplies, due to distance education. 

Covid-19 hygiene kit: To be able to provide awareness in the trash dump community, we added in our annual budget, hygiene supplies to prevent Covid-19 spreading. With a budget of $250 monthly, to provide a prevention kit to ALL of our families and cleaning supplies in our school.

"For our students "stay at home" only makes sense

when they have food on their tables and hope for their future." - Pastor Jeony, Grace Director


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213 Reasons to fight! 

With 213 students in Grace on this 2020, our hope is to witness God's glory through provision, safety, growth, health, academic achievements and transformed hearts. 213 reasons to fight as we walk the extra mile into serving our children.

Six different communities served, 4 year old children to 50 years old adults are coming together everyday to study. The community is waking up and realizing that education is the answer. Seventh graders are setting the example, mothers are making up time and everybody is excited for their new uniforms and school supplies. Teenagers are falling in love and children are making new friends. Spending way less time in the dump and more in the classrooms, we live through Philippians 4:13.
To God be the eternal glory!

Check our Facebook page for updates of what God is doing in San Pedro Sula's trash dump. 

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Location: San Pedro Sula - Honduras
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