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Mountain Schools


Your help is needed to provide support to severely impoverished families living in the Mico Quemado Mountains near El Progreso, Honduras.  These four small mountain villages, Las Crucitas No. 1, Las Crucitas No. 2, Fuerzas Vivas and Buenos Aires are an hour and a half drive straight up a gullied dirt road from the outskirts of El Progreso. During the rainy season, it is very dangerous to get up or down the mountain.  In this very remote area hundreds of families are surviving without running water, electricity, telephone service, medical care, grocery stores or any way to make a living other than scraping a mere existence out of the land.  These people are very poor and need our help.

Since 2001 Bless the Children has provided the villages with medical care, shoes and clothing, food and educational support.  In the past the villagers made a meager living by picking and selling coffee beans.  While they were still very poor, they could at least feed their children. 

But in October, 1998 their way of life was traumatically disrupted when Hurricane Mitch washed away the fertile topsoil.  All of their agriculture suffered and the coffee companies stopped purchasing beans from the villagers.  The families now have no way to make a living and their children go hungry.  While there is still much needed to rectify the disturbance in economy for these farming families Bless the Children has done much to help.  Your help is needed to continue this critical aid.

Help is needed to provide meals at school for over 400 children.  Your donation of $30 a month will feed a child at school and help ensure they continue with their education.  For an additional $15 a month you can provide a child with school supplies, a uniform, backpack and shoes. 

Bless the Children has made many improvements at these meager one, two and three-room schools from shipping in school furniture from the US, to repairing roofs and building latrines.  We need your help to make these schools more operable.  In Buenos Aires there is only one teacher to provide education to approximately 60 children from first through sixth grade.  Please help provide this school with another teacher.  

On behalf of the children and their families of the Mico Quemado Mountains, we thank our loyal donors and volunteers who are now helping us provide for these schools and families.

More help is needed.  Please join us in this effort by making a one-time or monthly donation to benefit the children of the mountains.


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