In 2011, Trujillo Rotarán Hector Mendoza was  designated as my Rotary contact for Hands to Honduras.  He wanted to come to our Rotary District 5930 Conference Celebration to thank fellow Rotarians and supporters for assisting with projects in Trujillo, Honduras since 2007.  In 2017, Hector Mendoza was elected Mayor of Trujillo. It was an upset victory ousting the previous Mayor. During his tenure as my contact, we have built 18 classrooms in 12 communities with one more underway.  We completed 6 water projects serving about 11,410 people and currently have another water project underway serving 5500 people in 8 rural villages.  Additionally, we are planning another water system serving 5 rural villages, serving 5000 people.
Other projects we have completed together include latrines at 6 schools, a microloan program providing loans to people living with disabilities to help them start businesses, replaced a school roof and repaired another school roof, painted two schools (not counting the ones we built), provided funding for a school library, provided 65 desks to a school, and provided sports equipment to two schools.
Hector is also a Rotarian.  A true Rotarian with heart. He is a dedicated public servant and he is proud of our Rotary and our partnerships.
----Tom Plumb
Rotary Club of Port Isabel