Mission: The primary purpose of amigos of honduras is to improve the lives of hondurans by doing projects that will make a permanent difference in their lives. In 2013 we completed two major water projects in the comayagua area. The first in an area called el higuito will benefit 120 families and is about 12 kilometers in length. The second was a well where we had to drill down about 200 meters in san ignacio. They were using contaminated water previously. This project benefits 90 families. We also completed construction on the health clinic in san jose de las lagrimas in guatemala. 90 percent of our expenditures are on water related projects and health issues, 10 percent are on school supply and misc projects.
Programs: The goal of our water projects is to provide the construction materials to build clean water lines and tanks with local hondurans providing the labor under the direction of a honduran engineer.
other projects include school renovations, bathrooms, and lunch program in the mountains of guatemala, school projects in those same mountains and smaller house construction projects near our water projects in comayagua.
I have been involved with Amigos of Hunduras for about 7 years. I spent a week and traveled down with the principals and saw first hand the great work they have been doing. They focus on mainly build water project and building schools in the mountains of central Honduras. The requirement is that the villagers do all the labor and Amigos provides the materials and engineering. No overhead taken by organization and principals are top notch.