Faces of Honduras

As we conclude 2017, all of us here at Step Up For Honduras hope you and your families have had a wonderful holiday season. We are so grateful for your support and generosity this year which has enabled us to accomplish so much this year.


Help us build the 1st Playground for kids in El Corpus, Honduras!

We are very excited to return to Honduras this summer with five amazing kids! We are getting ready to build a playground for the children and community of El Corpus, Honduras. We are working as hard as possible trying to raise funds not only in California but that entire United States!


Rebuilding a Historic Church in El Corpus

Step Up for Honduras Completes a Christmas Mission

On 9 June 2016 at 9:30 pm an earthquake hit Nicaragua and strongly affected a historic church in the Corpus Honduras which was built in 1585 by the Spaniards. The Church has been closed since then due to the caused structural damage. That’s why this winter, Step up for Honduras started a mission to restore the church for the people of El Corpus, so they can have Christmas Eve Mass in their local community.

Beginning on October 18th, with this video, a grassroots and social media-fueled effort began which brought contractors and laborers together for this benevolent cause. Our project started 12 days before Christmas and it was not a small undertaking but those that came together did an amazing job and brought a miracle to the people of El Corpus, Honduras.

BEFORE RESTORATION

SUCCESSFULLY RESTORED

2017 UPDATE: Ernie Valle and Step Up for Honduras Receive Recognition for Church Restoration.

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Our Meeting with the First Lady of Honduras

Step Up and Ana Rosalinda Garcia de Hernandez discuss a beautiful potential future for Honduras

We were incredibly honored to meet with the First Lady of Honduras, Ana Rosalinda Garcia de Hernandez. She graciously gave us her time so we could discuss with her our mission, the needs of her country, and how to make things happen. The First Lady’s compassion for the people of Honduras is beyond inspirational! She is a true advocate for all, but particularly focused on helping young children, women, the elderly, and the disabled. We both agreed that now is the time to implement change! It was a wonderful, compelling visit and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts! God bless her and may we ALL work together to help those in need!


Meeting with Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga

An Enlightening Dinner and Discussion with Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga

Meeting with an Archbishop to discuss our goals for Honduras

Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga is the current Archbishop of Tegucigalpa and President of Caritas Internationalis. In addition to his episcopal responsibilities, he is the President of the Episcopal Conference of Honduras and one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. You can’t imagine how thrilled we were when he accepted our invitation for dinner and discussion! What an honor and privilege it was to be able to sit down with this amazing man and exchange stories of hope with one another. The passion he has for his work is eye-opening and inspiring; our hearts are forever changed. We not only thank the Cardinal for his time, but for his remarkable words of wisdom, kindness, and concern.


Construction In Hondruas

Drinking Water Construction Project in Concordia

The city of Concordia, Honduras will now have healthy drinking water

In the Municipality of Concordia, Olancho there are two Villa Vieja and El Portillo communities which have had serious problems with the Drinking Water Project because 601 sets of PVC tubing collapsed. Through donations and the help of the municipal government, through Mayor Marcio Adalid Suazo and Step Up For Honduras, we were able to provide clean drinking water for 375 families.


Medical Supplies for the only clinic in El Corpus

This is the only clinic in El Corpus.

The picture of the medical supplies on the counter are the ones we’ve donated so far, with the hope to do more. We want to initiate change so residents get the medicine and care that they so desperately need.


Empowering Kids in Honduras

Donation of computers for an Internet Café

We have provided a set of computers for an Internet café and we will be donating one hour every day to teach children how to use computers, as it is essential for education into the future.