Coming Back Strong: an Update from Ramón

Ramón works on his new home--thanks you to you! - photo by Franklin Paz

Ramón works on his new home--thanks you to you! - photo by Franklin Paz

SUYAPA, HONDURAS Not long ago we brought you a sad tale about Ramón and his family. As you’ll recall, Ramón, one of our most stellar farmer leaders, suffered the misfortune of losing his home in an electric fire.

You came to the rescue and helped us to raise $850 (as a contribution toward building materials) in less than 12 hours! The combination of the support you raised and the support of the local government and community in Suyapa made it possible for Ramón to rebuild his home.

Recently, several members of our field staff visited with Ramón, to check out the construction project and see how the whole family is doing. They report that the building is going well and that life is slowly returning to normal for Ramón, Sonia, and their children. Check it out!

New house under construction - photo by Franklin Paz

New house under construction - photo by Franklin Paz

Though the house isn’t quite ready for them to move back in yet, it’s getting closer and closer every day.

Sonia was even back at it making her mouth-watering plantain chips. The sale of her plantain chips represents a significant part of their income, so this is huge!

Sonia is making plantain chips again! - photo by Franklin Paz

Sonia is making plantain chips again! - photo by Franklin Paz

During their visit with Ramón and Sonia, we asked the field staff to share the notes you sent along with your donations. Notes like: "Ramon's passion for caring for the planet and his family, and his belief that the two are compatible--and even complementary--touched my heart deeply...it's my joy to contribute to their new house." (Nathan Johnson from Yoveo Media). What a tenderhearted and generous bunch you are!

Ramón and Sonia wanted us to tell you how grateful they are for your support—and how unexpected it was.

“We are blessed,” Ramón said, expressing his gratitude to the powers above, generous donors, and to the Sustainable Harvest International community.

Given how devastated Ramón and Sonia were after losing their home, they've come a long way in a short period of time. The training they received through our program gave them income-generating opportunities that will help them gain even more strength and momentum as they continue forward.

Stay tuned, as we’ll have more updates from Ramón and Sonia soon!

The new house, under construction! - photo by Franklin Paz

The new house, under construction! - photo by Franklin Paz

The old house... - photo by Franklin Paz

The old house... - photo by Franklin Paz




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