Remolino is located on a river in the Mico Quemado Mountains in Northern Honduras, one of the most serene places in the country. Although the village is full of natural beauty, when we entered Remolino in 2010, the people were isolated with no hope. There was no work for adults, no school opportunities past sixth grade, no access to clean water or healthcare, nor a place to gather as a community.
Today, all of that has changed through our partnership with the people of Remolino. We work together side-by-side, creating opportunities for a beautiful and hopeful village.
We have four projects located within six parcels of land, including: corn, plantain, two grass fields, and two pineapple fields. These projects employ 15 men, who work six days a week, weeding, fertilizing, protecting, and harvesting all the opportunity that has been created in the last five years. Some of the corn is used to feed our animals and the rest is sold to market. The plantains are continuously sold to market as they ripen. The grass is utilized to feed our animals. Our two pineapple fields have about 17,000 pineapple plants which are harvested about every nine months and must be replanted after three harvests.
Our pig, chicken and sheep projects are run by 16 women, who work hard caring for the animals. Every day they spend time cutting grass, and walk a bundle of up to 60 lbs down a mountainside, just to feed the sheep. They also make sure the animals and their living spaces are clean and maintained. These women are dedicated to helping the women in La Coroza grow, both individually and in their collective efforts. In 2016, they spent time training and helping the women in La Coroza start their pig project. It is inspiring to watch the cycle of giving and support unfold among the women of these two villages.
THE REMoLINO TEAM
We employ the Remolino team to create sustainable opportunities, oversee projects, and ensure the people we serve are prospering mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our goal is for the community of Remolino to continue to grow in a healthy and safe environment.
Juan Luis Ramos
Women's Project Leader
Strategic Initiative Coordinator
Men's Project Leader
Family Initiatives Manager