SoloHope, the non-profit organization started by Emilee Connell-Umanzor of Cairo is hosting its second annual “This is Honduras” campaign with a goal of raising $60,000 in five days.
Funds raised will be used to build an artisans’ workshop in Honduras, and build a bridge in Panina, a remote community in Honduras that is only accessible by four-wheel drive and the current wood bridges make it impossible for buses or road equipment to access the area to improve roads, Connell-Umanzor says.
Some of the money raised will go towards the general fund to be used during the second half of the year, she says.
To contribute, visit solohopehonduras.org/thisishonduras.
SoloHope works in Honduras with women overcoming poverty to create jewelry and home goods from available resources such pine needles, thread and clay.
Connell-Umanzor says last year’s campaign raised $30,000, with the funds going to “public health projects that included bathroom, cement floor, pila, and eco-stoves for nine families as well as provide food assistance during the pandemic in Honduras.”