PAG continues the construction of houses for families who suffered major losses after two strong hurricanes struck Honduras last year. Countless number of families continue to live in provisional shelters and many other displaced families live in very remote communities were help has yet to arrive.
PAG, as part of its emergency relief and reconstruction activities, is now increasing its efforts to construct houses in western and central Honduras for poor families whose houses were completely destroyed by landslides.
Below are some photos of our progress:
Francisco Monroy's house was destroyed by heavy flooding and landslide in western Honduras (photo above). With the generous support from a donor, Francisco and his family now have a dry, clean place to call home with a functioning bathroom (photo below).
In addition, 3 other families in western Honduras have been recipients of a new wooden house (see photos below). These families now have access to potable water. PAG is currently repairing more than 70 community water systems so that rural communities can have access to clean water once again.
Family of German Monrroy.
Left Photo: Family of Bertaly Aquino.
Right Photo: Family of Israel Cruz.
The local inhabitants in western Honduras moving steel pipes hanging on a one-inch cable across a big river, to restore their water systems in four communities. The steel pipe is pushed across the river using the one-inch cable to reach the other side. A massive job without machinery!
The following photos are images of a basic low-cost model house that PAG is constructing in central Honduras to benefit families without a house. PAG is among the very few organizations building houses for the 30,00 displaced families affected by hurricanes Eta & Iota. But PAG only has financing for 45 houses and additional funding is needed.
Work is already started on 15 basic houses with prefabricated concrete columns, steel roof, concrete floor, wooden doors, and a provisional strong plastic covering of the walls so that the family can move in. Each family will need to install the concrete block walls and windows. These new houses will each have a flush toilet and a shower (the majority of these rural families have never had one) in order to promote a healthier lifestyle for the family.
Prefabricated concrete columns and an all steel roof.
Each basic concrete house will cost approximate $1,875 to construct and the metal houses $2,600. PAG is starting to construct 100 houses in 8 communities in Comayagua and Santa Barbara counties in central Honduras, but with limited funding available, PAG is commited to constructing 45 new houses at the moment.
Families will install the concrete block walls to eventually replace the plastic walls.
PAG continues to provide food to families as many of them are in shelters and have no food. Another food container from Gleanings for the Hungry will be arriving in Honduras in February.
THANK YOU for partnering with us to bring hope to Honduran families in real need!