SoloHope aims to raise $60,000 in five days

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.
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.”

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