PAST EVENT Making a Difference in Rural Honduras

What is life like in a small Honduran village?  What would motivate its subsistence farmers to pull up stakes and seek asylum in America? This illustrated talk centers on a remote town in the mountains of Honduras where American volunteers have helped its residents overcome the challenges of extreme poverty.  The narrative describes the many challenges they face – lack of education, poor health, polluted water sources, and an uncaring government – and follows the villages’ progress as they work with teams of American doctors, teachers and engineers to resolve those problems.  It also introduces a dismaying new problem – climate change – and speculates on how it may affect the region’s future and its flow of emigrants to the U.S.  Join Earth Watch volunteer Mark Hopkins for this talk and photographic essay.

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