Esperanzas Unidas plans to build a preschool for the families of women that partner with our organization.
This preschool will not only help many of the women be able to focus on their small businesses, instead of worrying about childcare, and will also lay the foundation for the future academic success for their children.
Tourists love to visit the Mayan ruins of Copan Ruinas, located a few hours from the headquarters of Esperanzas Unidas.
Esperanzas Unidas plans to open a store in Copan Ruinas to sell bamboo-related products, offer English and Spanish tutoring, and provide day-long excursions for tourists to learn about bamboo, and, at the same time, support the work we are doing.
Esperanzas Unidas is establishing contacts with local Honduran artists to train our partners in bamboo-based art projects.
The art created by our members will be sold in local stores, with a commission of the sale given to our artists.
Esperanzas Unidas plans to build a Community Center for village youth.
This space will provide youth to learn leadership skills, have access to technology, and participate in positive community-building activities after school.
Access to quality health care is a major challenge for the women and youth of the villages we work with.
Esperanzas Unidas plans to open a health clinic with a highly trained staff that will serve the families of the members of our organization.
Understanding that financial stress is a major factor in the lives of many of the women we work with, Esperanzas Unidas plans to create an Emergency Fund for our members.
This Emergency Fund will provide short-term, no-interest loans to the women we work with.
Natural and traditional medicine techniques have been used for thousands of years in Honduras.
Unfortunately, much of this science has been lost in modern times.
Esperanzas Unidas plans to work with local healers and doctors to identify indigenous traditional medicines that we can plant and cultivate to provide for the community for their use.
Due to the distance from the villages we work with to the main hospital in Santa Rosa de Copan, many women give birth in difficult and dangerous conditions.
Esperanzas Unidas will connect local midwives in Honduras with training programs to help provide new techniques and resources.
Additionally, we plan to support future midwives in Honduras through scholarships to study and prepare for this career.
Esperanzas Unidas plans to open our own Bilingual Elementary School.
Using a curriculum based on bilingual and environmental education, Esperanzas Unidas will integrate life skills and leadership training into a high quality education for the village youth in rural Honduras.