VAMOS A LA MILPA:
Sowing Seeds of Love & Hope
Dear friends of the people of Honduras,
Warmest greetings, and hopes you are healthy and well.
Two months after a pair of hurricanes decimated Honduras left 80% of people without basic resources and destroyed or affected up to 80% of the country’s agricultural production, utter despair, and near starvation is griping the population.
v The UN estimates that 1.4 million Hondurans remain particularly vulnerable due to the compounding threats of food insecurity and disease, growing numbers of Covid-19 and dengue fever cases, on top of the destroyed homes, collapsed latrines, contaminated wells, and people living in unfit shelters.
v The corrupt, repressive Honduran government has abandoned the poor majority and is accused of absconding with international aid meant to address the pandemic as well as the hurricanes.
v The Honduran public healthcare system in the north of the country, already weakened from the 2014 corruption scandal, in which the president’s political party siphoned off $300 million, collapsed this week. ..