Eight million people living in poverty
The second-poorest nation in Central America is Honduras. In Honduras, about eight million people live in poverty, about 60% of the population.
With most of the population living below the poverty line and more than half of Hondurans under the age of 25, the nation faces enormous difficulties in satisfying its citizens’ social, economic, and health requirements.
The aging population is vulnerable and forgotten. 42% of them do not receive regular healthcare treatments, 64% do not have any monthly income and only 7% have a social pension. Hands 4Life’s work is vital to aid in the rights and protection of both the young and older population in Honduras.
Assisted Living Home
The assisted living side of the home will serve 14 seniors with the capacity to expand to 16. It will have an activity room, family room, bedrooms, large handicapped bathrooms, industrial kitchen and a dining room. Movie nights and family meals will be a favorite among the grandparents and grandchildren alike.
The children’s home will serve 14 children. The home will have an apartment for the missionary parents, a living room, activity room, sleeping rooms, laundry and a small kitchen. The children will have a complete family – parents, siblings and grandparents.
We will build a small medical clinic on the site. The clinic will be staffed by our medical missionaries and local doctors. The clinic will serve our family members, staff, and the families in our community outreach program.
The church will just need a little TLC to bring it back to life. We look forward to the day when the newly formed family will together sing God’s praises.
The short-term missionary dormitory will house up to 26 missionaries and have a private room for the missionary coordinator.
The children’s leadership and job skills education programs are implemented, impacting their future. The seniors are instrumental in passing down their skills and craft to the children, giving the seniors purpose and dignity. The child focuses on their area of interest.
The children’s leadership training and job shadowing have a mission; when a child comes of age, they secure employment, avoiding assimilation into gangs and human trafficking. The vision is for the younger generation to partner with a local businessperson, take the Hands 4Life assisted living business plan, and establish for-profit communities throughout their country. We strive for generational change, economic growth, and empowering the nationals to care for themselves using the best practices taught by Hands 4Life.
The large pavilion will seat 100 persons under a covered roof. The pavilion will have an outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, and a porch with rocking chairs overlooking the soccer field and school below. The grandparents will be able to sit in rocking chairs and enjoy watching their grandchildren at play.