The Village of NuevoParaiso, home to many orphaned and children of single others, is nearly 25 years old. The Village has outgrown it's septic system. In mid December 2013 the system failed causing sewage to flow into a nearby river and in some areas "back up" in the Village. This was a health hazard to residents and an environmental disaster. Fortunately "Sociedad" had already contacted an engineer to access the situation with hope they could specify the necessary work, establish the cost of the project and raise funds for the reconstruction.
The failure took away the luxury of an orderly approach to the problem. Action was needed NOW! Everyone was ready for Christmas; not finding ways to rebuild a septic system. It was quickly determined that $23,000 USD was needed and a plea went out to the many organizations and individuals who support "Sociedad". The Honduran Children's Rescue Fund pledged $5,000 from its reserve funds but realized this was only a start and immediate action was needed. An agreement was reached with "Sociedad" that HCRF would plead the case to possible North American donors. The response was overwhelming. We raised $26,000 in four days and we notified "Sociedad" to start working. On the morning of January 2, 2014 the back hoe started digging and within weeks a re-engineered and rebuilt system will operating. The children and adult residents of NuevoParaiso will be safe from disease bearing sewage and the river will once again be clean.
Honduran Children's Rescue Fund | HCRFund@gmail.com | 1801 Sheridan Road | South Euclid, OH 44121