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Honduras Veterinary-Public Health Ministry

2020 In Review

The Honduras Veterinary and Vision team did not have our annual trip in May, thanks to Covid-19.  However, we were still able to show our love and support for the Hondurans we have come to know and love! 

In May 2020 we provided food for 42 families of Santiago Apostol Episcopal Church in Siguatepeque.  Here are some of the recipients of the generosity from our mission team members:

 

 

 In August 2020, we decided to provide a scholarship to 6-year-old Fernando so that he would be able to attend school this year.  Here is a short video from Fernando and a copy of his latest report card!  Without our support, Fernando would not be attending school this year.

Thank You From Fernando

 In the past few years, we have provided rice and beans to the rural schools in communities we visit.  Since many of the remote schools are not in session, we provided rice and beans to those local communities to help those families during these hard times

 

 

 In the aftermath of Hurricane Iota, we provided 100 pounds of rice and 100 pounds of beans to help support 24 families that had to be evacuated because of the storm.

 

We do not know what 2021 has in store, but we do know that our traditional trip to vaccinate animals and provide vision screening for children in remote areas in May will not happen for the second year in a row.  We are exploring ways to meaningfully help our Honduran brothers and sisters.  We can continue to provide food support – but we do need funding to do so. Please consider a donation -  Donate Here

For more details, click on the 2021 button at the top of the page

 

 

Since 1987, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas' (DWTX) Honduras Veterinary-Public Health Ministry has made a profound difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor in the mountainous regions of Honduras.  Over 1,000 volunteers have come from all over the world to work with Cafe CorHorSil, an agricultural coop,  and the local school system to transform the lives of  the neglected. Two countries, two cultures and two peoples have been brought together in a powerful partnership to serve, empower, educate and encourage good health in the remote mountains of Honduras. 

What We Do

Each year a group of volunteers vaccinates thousands of animals to prevent disease, treats animal parasites to improve animal health (which also improves human health), provides personal hygiene kits to students in remote schools and provides vision screenings to these same children.  The Mission provides glasses for children identified with visual challenges.  A small group of volunteers also provides basic veterinary training and basic tools to ranchers that do not have access to veterinary care to care for ill or injured animals.  

You do not need to be a veterinarian, veterinary technician, physician or nurse to join our team.  It is very helpful if you can speak/understand Spanish, but also not required.  Please see the application page for details - our Mission is a week long (typically the week before Memorial Day Weekend) or email Heronzoo@gmail.com with your questions.  We also welcome donations and prayers!!!  

Come Serve with us.