Pigeon Cay is an island off the shore of Utila, Honduras, that was populated when the survivors of the African Garifuna slave ships ran ashore in the 1500's. This cay has a population of approximately 900 people. They live on houses sticking out of the reef. There are no roads, just a sidewalk from one end to [...]
The Clinica de Esperanza is a 57-year-old adobe building. Electricity runs through pvc pipes on the outside of walls. When the trees started growing through the floors, adobe started flaking off the walls and the termites started coming through the roof, it was time for a major renovation. Before the new could be completed, the old [...]
The goal of the clinic is to provide healthcare for 4,000 people per year who do not have access or funds for basic health needs. This includes medical diagnosis, treatment, medication, dental care, nutrition and education in basic hygiene. The goal is to enable these individuals to lead a healthier and more productive life. In April [...]
This past month IRC/Clinica de Esperanza received some of the highest awards from Global Giving. Clinica de Esperanza provides free healthcare to impoverished of Honduras. The goal of the clinic is to provide healthcare for 4,000 people per year who do not have access or funds for basic health needs. This includes medical diagnosis, treatment, medication, dental [...]
International-We provide needed medical resources to meet the needs of people in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, and Guyana. Coordinating with the governments and local organizations of these countries is paramount in providing care to the poor. Our efforts focus on urban villages and communities that lack health infrastructure and where people [...]
International-Hunger is a feeling that most of us have never experienced. Providing this basic need to people improves the health and livelihoods of the people. It gives them hope and the energy to continue to work to give their families a future. Each year, we provide approximately 20,000 families with food in the rural areas of Honduras. This food is [...]
In June of 2014, the TORCH Team was invited to the Casa de Presidential by the first lady. At this time, she presented a certificate to the team to honor their endeavors in helping the country of Honduras.
Today the women of the group had the opportunity to visit the women’s prison. This prison is for women aged 12-18. Their crimes vary from domestic violence to prostitution and murder. It is a very sad place to be. The matron of the prison was very excited to have us today and reported that we were [...]