If you’re ever in the area, the Los 3 Mangos farmhouse can be found in Aldeas, Honduras, a community in the Central American country’s southern municipality of Nacaome. It’s there that ONE DROP and OXFAM-Québec assist seven families, including the owner of Los 3 Mangos, Jose Antonio Ortiz, his wife Vidalina, and six of their children.
Antonio is very pleased with Aldeas’ agricultural and financial success. As a result of the joint ONE DROP-OXFAM effort in Honduras, his community’s crops are more abundant and diverse, with three harvests per year yielding a wider variety of fruit and vegetables. A recently refurbished water source now provides safe water for gardens. Such changes mean even more for farmers, as they sell more of their goods and afford other opportunities for everyone. Antonio’s family now enjoys an irrigated garden, a cistern, refurbished sanitation facilities, a more efficient kitchen oven, a water filter and a composting unit, while his eldest, David, studies agricultural technology not far away. There is little doubt that David, too, will one day further contribute his time to Los 3 Mangos and other farmhouses in Honduras.
Learn more about the Access to Safe Water for the Communities of the Dry Tropics of Honduras project.
Published on April 15, 2010