Mayan Chortí Project In Honduras
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County has been involved in the Honduras project since 2006 that was inspired by Don Warren. The housing conditions in Honduras are aesthetically deplorable. In addition the “assassin bug” lives in the traditional mud walls, dirt floors and thatched roofs and causes an illness known as Mal de Chagas. Inside most of the homes there is no ventilation for cooking which causes smoke and soot which is inhaled by the inhabitants and leads to serious respiratory illnesses. Most of the Chorti Indian families earn less than $300 per year.
- Our local tithe (10% of our unrestricted funds) go to build and renovate the homes in the villages). With each home that is built in Gaston County two homes are built in Honduras
- Project to date homes completed numbers almost 600
- All homes are gifted to the families in the Chortí villages and a number of new Habitat homes are constructed under the normal Habitat Program
This is a before photo of one of the homes that was renovated.
This is what the home looks like after the renovations.