While most humans and animals alike huddled in their homes for warmth this January, six volunteers from the United States traveled to Honduras with SHI's Smaller World Tours program to sponsor our first Dairy Goat Workshop. The volunteers joined our SHI-Honduras field staff and eight families from Barrio Abajo in building a goat shelter, corral and five acre pasture fence.The workshop was led by Medardo Fuentes, formerly of Heifer International Honduras, with the assistance of SHI-Panama Field Trainer, Diomedes Arrocha,…
Author: Stephanie Deutsch, Smaller World VolunteerIt was our first morning in La Majada, a tiny village in the mountains of Honduras, and we were walking with our local guides from the one-room, cinderblock schoolhouse up a steep, verdant hill to visit Don Virgilio Hernandez, an elderly man in a wide hat with a warm, almost toothless grin, and Noé, a young farmer proud of the radishes he had raised using newly learned organic farming techniques. We passed several tiny adobe…
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