The sawmill project is progressing. Hud-Son Forest Equipment (http://www.hud-son.com) has offered us a 25% discount on their equipment to help us with the project. There don’t appear to be any legal problems for the Rama people to cut trees on their own land (Rama Territory). We need to plan now how to make this a [...]
I would love to get a portable saw mill to my Rama friends in Nicaragua. They use chain saws to cut boards now… very inefficient. Using chainsaws in that manner consumes a lot of fuel, wastes wood, and makes for rough boards. They use whole logs for boats. My goal is for them to make [...]
We are preparing to help our friend Alejandro Peralta and his wife to expand his store to serve his community. We are sending $200 to buy bulk quantities of things like rice, cooking oil, toilet paper, coffee, and sugar. The will resell these items at a profit from the small store that operates out of [...]
In 2008 we carried two guitars to Rama Cay. The guitars where donated to Progress Tools by generous friends to bless the people of Rama Cay. In 2012 we checked to see how the guitars were doing. We found these two Rama dudes that had learned to play. The guitars are greatly appreciated. They bring [...]
Many thanks to Apple for their matching contribution for one of our generous donors! This will help greatly for our work with the poor in Honduras.
We are happy for the contributions to the work of Tim and Jaclyn in Honduras. They were able to purchase a truck to get them around. It is no longer safe for them to travel by public transportation.
We successfully delivered a complete solar power system, dvd player, and a set of educational dvds to the Rama village of Bankukut in Nicaragua. We found a trustworthy family that would take good care of the equipment and share it with others.
We just returned from a very productive trip to Nicaragua. The bakery business is a success, the chocolate farm is maturing, and we deepened our relationships with up and coming leaders across the country.
Papa Freddy at work in his new bakery business.