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

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The Gift of Play

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! We need $15,000 to make this possible. They do not have a play structure anywhere in El Corpus! Not at a school, not at a church… nowhere.

The playground is becoming the last refuge of healthy overall development (social, cognitive, and emotional).

Kids in El Corpus have never experienced a Playground
Representation of playground to be built by Aug. 2017

The local people of El Corpus are extremely thankful for us coming, many locals have been volunteering their labor in any way possible to help build this playground for the kids and community. Without the support of donations and step up for Honduras nonprofit foundation, the kids would continue to work and not play. Our mission for many towns and villages in Honduras is that children can be children. They can be able to go to school and play as a child should. Thank you for your donations!

Support Our Volunteers on this Campaign

Five of our seasoned volunteers will be joining us on this mission and their support is crucial to the success of our goals in building the first playground in El Corpus, Honduras. Each is looking for support in the amount of $3,000 so they have the necessary resources for the trip and construction project. They are motivated by the simple goal of providing the amazing kids of Honduras with the gift of play. A gift every child deserves, wants and needs. Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning so let’s make sure the kids of Honduras have that opportunity to grow up healthy.

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Hi! My name is Kathleen Tripp. I’m a sophomore at Saint Francis Catholic High School. Being able to go to Honduras meant so much to me, and taught me that as sons and daughters of Christ we need to help our brothers and sisters, despite them living in another country. This trip was an incredible learning experience when I attended last year and I hope to continue to be a part of it this year again! and watching it grow, as I know it will.

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Hi! My name is Logan and I can’t wait to go to Honduras to help the kids this year! I have never been to Honduras before, but I’m very excited to go and help the kids by building them a play structure! I attend Saint Francis Catholic high school, I am a sophomore. I play football, basketball and track. I think Honduras will be a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in helping those in need while seeing some cool places and having fun too!

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Hi! I’m Seth Valle, A sophomore at Saint Francis Catholic high school. I’m looking forward to this year’s trip to Honduras because I have seen firsthand how much devastation they have their due to poverty and lack of education. You hear many different things about poor places around the world, but when you experience it in real life it really changes you. I learned so much last year by going to Honduras about the culture and how they live life. I’m very happy to go back and to be able to make a difference in their life and my own.

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Hi! My name is Lilia Mendez, I attend Saint Francis Catholic high school, I am a sophomore there. This will be my first trip to Honduras this year and I’m very happy to go help the Honduran people and to experience a Third World country and its hardships that we can’t imagine here in the United States. I look forward to helping them as much as possible and seeing their culture and way of life as well.

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Hi! My name is Luke. I’m born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. I’m a sophomore at Saint Francis catholic high school. I play football and soccer there. Last year My friend Seth invited me to go to Honduras with his family to help the poor people Who live in villages. From that experience last year, I am excited to go back again this year for my second time. I really want to help improve the lifestyle for the Honduran families who live in the villages, and anyone that lives in poverty in that country, to help them as much as possible.

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We’re passionate about solving the Honduras crisis in our lifetime, using resources to fund ongoing campaigns and projects. If you’re interested in becoming an effective volunteer and advocate for Step Up For Honduras, please contact us for upcoming opportunities.

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Alarming issues in Honduras we're addressing

HEALTH

Access to healthcare is inconsistent for many Hondurans; some rural areas only have two physicians for every 10,000 residents.2

A recent report from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights makes clear that the indigenous communities in Honduras are at greater risk of violence and other health threats because of increased struggle and conflict over land and resources, especially in rural areas.

EDUCATION

In Honduras, only 60 percent of children who begin first grade will ultimately finish primary school.4

We believe that increasedaccess to educational opportunity is one of the best ways to improve the lives of individuals and families in rural communities.

ENVIRONMENT

Honduran officials have identified 3.6 tons of pesticides deemed to be "persistent organic pollutants".3

The natural environment of Honduras offers great biodiversity, but unfortunately these natural riches have also invited exploitative practices that leave pollutants behind. The country currently lacks the infrastructure to manage the clean-up and protect against future harm.

ECONOMIC ACCESS

In 2010, nearly 60 percent of all households in Honduras lived in poverty, and that figure jumped to nearly 65 percent in rural areas.5

In addition, approximately 20 percent of the population is unemployed, and that figure doubles when you look specifically at women.

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