Hi to all the incoming Rotary Presidents,
    For those that don't know....Hands to Honduras, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Port Isabel Rotary Club.  We have been working in Honduras since 1999 and in Trujillo since 2007.  We currently primarily build schools (using donations from Rotarians and clubs) and water systems (using Global Grants with local matches from clubs and Rotarians).
    As we near the completion of the construction of the water system serving 8 rural villages (1128 families) in the Agua Amarilla water district....we are developing our next Global Grant proposal for submission to the Rotary Foundation.  It will serve 5000 people in the Rigores water district.  We will not have a grant number until we submit the grant but please consider setting aside funding for it in the coming Rotary year...or saving remaining club funds from this Rotary year into the next Rotary year.  Also, for Rotarians who plan to give the Foundation in the coming year...please consider assigning your donation to this Global Grant.
Corpus Christi's KRIS 6 News recent did a story about this project. Hands to Honduras has brought schools and water as well as waste water treatment to Trujillo, a city in Honduras.
Hands to Honduras has brought schools and water as well as waste water treatment to Trujillo, a city in Honduras.
    We have done an engineer's study and determined that our proposal will include the information that is included on the first attachment to this email.  The community of Rigores also has four adjoining neighborhoods.  Three of the five communities receive water infrequently from a system serving a larger area and two have no central water system at all...receiving their water from shallow wells and mud holes.  There are 5000 people within this 20 sq. mile area.  Our solution will be a deep well with submersible pump, a new tank and repair and expansion of distribution lines.  An engineer will be hired to supervise the project during implementation.  The communities will provide all labor as well as sand, gravel, rock and dirt.  And, of course, there will be a chlorination system.  And local water fees will guarantee sustainability in the future.
  We know we will have participation from Vermont and Texas clubs and districts and possibly Montreal area and Taiwan again.  I will be attending my Zonewide project fair in Brownsville in September that includes parts of Mexico (the Monterrey district also also helped on our last project.)..
    Rigores is a rural community an hour and a half drive from Trujillo...but is still a part of Trujillo.
    I have attached some photos of the water sources for the two communities that do not have a centralized system.
   Thank you for your consideration of this proposal!!
                                                          Yours in Rotary,
                                                              Tom Plumb, Port Isabel, Texas Rotary Club
                                                              Hands to Honduras, Inc.
                                                              PO Box 1733
                                                              Port Isabel, Texas 78578