Our Thanks to Rotary as they surpass their goal in half the time! The Rotary logo is “Service above Self” and these Rotarians have been living that out – at home in Canada and abroad in Honduras.
Six years ago the Honduras Economic and Community Development (HECD) Program was birthed by visionary Rotarians wanting to make a difference in Honduras. They designed a multi-year, multi-phased, and multi-partner, project and set their goal as having 10 Phases and raising $1M for Honduras.
Fast forward to 2017 and let's check-in for a progress report: Rotarians from Alberta and Ontario have just completed their sixth due diligence trip to Honduras, and are now in the process of launching HECD Phase 5. They have not only met their original fundraising goal but surpassed it – and are continuing to march forward!
Thanks to generous Rotarians, Rotary Matches from Clubs, Districts, and Rotary International, as well as Alberta provincial funding and Government of Canada funding (all via Rotary), these Rotarians have impacted 4,500 lives in Honduras – through microfinance and sustainable water projects.
Rotary – thank you for putting “Service above Self” and changing lives – for the better, and forever – in Honduras!
More information, or a connection to the Rotary team partnering with us, can be found on the Rotary Action Group for Microfinance page.
L to R: Rotarian Steve Rickard, the IDH Team at the Santa Barbara microfinance branch, and Rotarian Duncan Stanners