COVID and Hurricanes
2020 taught us to hold lightly to plans and roll with the punches. Although we were able to continue some of our previously planned initiatives like outhouse installations and entrepreneurship training among other development efforts, we also had to shift to more immediate relief work due to the circumstances. Because of our generous donors and ministry partners we have been able to respond to urgent needs in Honduras this year like: grocery and hygiene kit donations for families with no employment during the mandated lockdown, seed and agriculture kit donations for farmers, and disaster relief in the wake of devastating storms. No one could have predicted what 2020 had in store but in the midst of hardship we can still say, “God is good.”
In response to Hurricane Eta, we have been able to respond, in cooperation with local churches, by providing drinking water, food, clothes, and air mattresses to a shelter for flood victims in a community right outside San Pedro Sula. We know of at least 10 pastors and their families that completely lost everything, and we provided some household items and furniture, thanks to your support.
The country of Honduras has a long road ahead to recover from the setbacks of this year. We’re committed to playing a part in that recovery. More than ever VER International’s board of directors and national team are passionately working to break cycles of poverty and see lives transformed through initiatives in: Education, Health and Hygiene, and Entrepreneurship.