Archive for January, 2013

Making contact to plan the week

Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Visiting World Vision staff to discuss our joint projects and discuss how they are collaborating with the other main organizations in the area. Here you see the map with the main organizations represented pictorially documenting where each NGO is working. I think it is a brilliant idea by the director (Exely) and should be presented at the next Project Honduras project. By the way, A Better World is one of the organizations represented.


We were following up the eye clinic from last March, exploring providing surgeries for cataract patients. In this meeting we tentatively developed a process to bring an eye surgeon to Copan as well as parameters to choose those eligible for surgery. This would be a collaborative effort between A Better World, Red Cross and Dr Franco.


Carlos’ story

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


I have had the pleasure of working with Carlos over the last few years.

He comes from a very poor family… his dad is an amputee and unable to work, his mom was the sole supporter of the family (when there was work available). Carlos borrowed money from me over the last two years to help support his last two years of school… and he paid it all back as soon as he was finished and could work picking coffee. He now has a job at a local restaurant …and approached me about a micro loan to start a small local store selling some basic things in order to provide his family with an income. That was 3 months ago. To date he has been exactly on time with his first two payments. He has dreams of continuing his schooling, and putting his 12 year old brother through school.


January 14, 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

THANK YOU DR. TUHY. For sending glasses for those we didn’t have appropriate prescriptions for during the eye brigade last March. There is happier vision in Copan tonight.

Arturo, Christiane and I

Arturo, Christiane and I

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