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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Grandma goes global!!!

My mom and I had the opportunity to travel to Santa Ana, Honduras for 11 sunny days this month. My sister, Janet, spends a lot of time here working with a non-profit organization called Mi Esperanza. Mi Esperanza - The Women of My hope, is a faith-based group that promotes the education of women in Honduras. There are training schools set up to for women to learn skills such as sewing, cosmetology, and computer technology. These classes are offered free to qualified women. Thru support and grant money, Mi Esperanza employs teachers and gathers equipment and supplies for each class. Satellite classes are set up in outlying communities. The goal is to have these women skill to find jobs in their villages enabling them to work close to home and close to family. View the website at www.thewomenofmyhope.org






Mi Esperanza is closely connected to the Honduras Project. We were fortunate enough to be able to help build two houses while we were there. The house is a basic, 16 x 16 building. Please know that Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. A 16 x 16 house to these people is a mansion. It is such a blessing to provide shelter for these people.