Community Members in Talanga receiving food ration
We hope that this update finds you well as we begin 2021 and we wish you the best as this year starts off. Since our last update, The Solidarity Project has worked closely with our partner communities and their leaders in response to emergent needs identified during the long economic shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Community Leaders identified the need to ensure short-term food security and looked for our partnership to support families during this time. The needs that our network of 65 community leaders identified were exasperated by impact of two major Hurricanes, Eta & Iota, that hit Honduras back-to-back in November.
The Solidarity Project continued our work to contribute to local food security and distributed 100 more emergency food rations and another 260 sustainable agriculture packages to the families most affected by the Covid-19 lockdown in our seven rural partner communities. In November and December 2020, TSP also worked with local partners to train a network of 25 local community health volunteers and launched a Community Pharmacy project to support rural communities in times of increased isolation as the pandemic continues.
Due to your support, TSP also was able to successfully partner with two new community groups in 2020 to complete two projects. The first was a project led by leaders in our partner community of Soroguara, completing a touristic and artistic project to create a large community sign in their village square. In our second new partnership in the village of El Ocotal, we supported a community group to start a children's music education program and teach at least 35 children in the community to sing, use instruments such as guitars, the keyboard and drums. As the global crisis continues, The Solidarity project will remain committed to supporting talented local leaders, fostering engagement, and sharing the stories of solidarity and resiliency that are seen throughout the rural communities in Honduras.
We look forward to finding new ways to support our partners during this time and sharing that news with you. Thank you for your continued support. It is so deeply appreciated and needed in such challenging times. Stay Safe & Take Care, The Solidarity Project Team
Community Health Volunteers receive training.
Community Leaders distribute food rations.