Vitamin and Anti-Parasite Program
Honduras Good Works previously received a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to fund a vitamin and anti-parasite medication program for 1000 primary school children for 2 years. With these funds, Honduras Good Works was able to purchase the vitamins and medicines needed, and to retain the services of a lay pastor in Honduras who delivers the medicines to school teachers in over 40 different villages. Since then we have continued to raise money to continue this valuable program. On a monthly basis, the pastor drives to each village on his motorcycle and provides the teachers with one month’s allotment of vitamins and anti-parasite medications based on the number of children enrolled in the school. The pastor also in turn provides Honduras Good Works with reports on his activities. Recently vitamin A administration has been added to this program, as supplementation with this vitamin has been shown to diminish night blindness and to improve immune health in impoverished countries around the world.