This week we had the dedication of the new kindergarten in Maranones.  Donations to construct the kindergarten were provided by numerous Rotary Clubs and the labor was provided by the community.  It seemed fitting to recognize the original club that sponsored the creation of Hands to Honduras, Inc. 21 years ago after the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch...my original club in Middlebury, Vermont.  They have funded our efforts in Honduras the longest and most reliably every year since then.
    We also are currently constructig a new school in the very rural community of Las Cabras and preparing a global grant request from the Rotary Foundation to provide clean water for 5000 residents in 5 rural villages near Rigores...we can't submit the application until we have sufficient levels of matching funds from Rotary Clubs, Districts and individuals.  The total grant request is for approximately $122,000.00.  So far Port Isabel, Texas and, Middlebury, Vermont Rotary Clubs have pledged towards the project as has Rotary District 5930 and Bob White of Brownsville, Texas.  
    Please consider supporting our efforts to make life better for Hondurans in Honduras!
                                        Yours in Rotary,
                                                     Tom Plumb, Hands to Honduras, Inc.
                                                     PO Box 1733
                                                     Port Isabel, Texas 78578