Training Locals

 

Here Are Two Examples

This water project illustrates one of the ways Art For Humanity helps the poor to help themselves. Like all of our projects, it empowers locals to help themselves and their neighbors.  It also illustrates how Art For Humanity projects are often connected to the families of TLC and HIBS.

Karla is a recent grad of TLC. She was an outstanding student there. AFH is helping her to build a home and begin a small farm based business. One of her limitations is water. Her community has a limited supply and she has none.

We added rain catching capacity to her roof and then extended the roof by adding a porch so as to have more rain catching capacity. We will eventually do the same with her chicken house.  We also built an 8000 gallon water storage tank that is half below ground and half above ground.  The water will be used not only by the family for washing, drinking, etc. but also for her animals and plants.

We also installed a water purification system for drinking water to provide sufficient drinking water for her extended family and neighbors.

The systems we use are somewhat unique to us in that they are very simple, very durable, long lasting and are very low maintenance.

This video is of Karla. In it she shares how Art For Humanity trains locals who train others. Teaching locals to teach other locals is one of the ways we help the poor to help themselves.

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Here is Isaac teaching two recent graduates of TLC about how to raise chickens without having to buy chicken feed. In as much as feed represents the majority of the cost of growing chickens, to eliminate that cost makes the business almost 100% profit and far less risky if something happens to the chickens….like being stollen, killed by a wild animal or dying from disease all of which are frequent occurrences in Honduras.