Vitamin and Anti-Parasite Program
For the past two years Honduras Good Works received a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to fund a vitamin and anti-parasite medication program for 1000 primary school children for a year. 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. 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.
Honduras Good Works desires to expand this program for more children as the program was very successful, and significant health gains were observed in the children during the July 2011 mission trip. Continuing this program is contingent upon renewal of the grant.