Las Botijas classrooms could start doing double duty
Talanga construction...an architect might be able to help us creatively use the property for several different uses.
Some of you know that Valerie and Felipe will be at Camp Allendale near Indianapolis this summer working with the camp/campers there and raising funds.
But what not everyone knows is what that fundraising will be used for... (short answer...Milk Project)
Expanded answer... Part of our long term plan is to increase our impact in the geographical areas where we are already working. So where we have Churches outside Tegucigalpa, can we also add the other things we do as a mission? Not every community could support or make even close to cost feasible a clinic, nor can we do coffee planting everywhere, but we do look at each community.
So, we will be focusing in 2021 trying to raise the up front funds we will need to do the construction for Milk Project buildings...
first... in Las Botijas, where we will have less to do (play area, kitchen, storage...we can use the classrooms already built to start)
second... in Talanga. We will have to figure out with an architect how to build in Talanga, given we will want to add a clinic there as well. We were going to buy property adjacent...but it is very expensive. So maybe we can save the money and go second or third story with some new construction?
We won't raise enough at the camp to do all this...plus we will need sponsors to keep the project going when construction is done, but that is the plan...exciting stuff as to how it can help children in these communities, and the Churches as well to have these outreach possibilities.
The coffee harvest continues. It is almost over in Las Botijas, but still plenty to go in Sampedrana. I chose this year to dream big and have a goal of holding back 10,000 pounds, hoping that we can find homes for all of it abroad.
Well, not sure if the dream is possible yet, but we already have over 10,000 pounds green already. And we are selling the rest we are harvesting as it comes.
The raspberries we bought in October to plant on the farms are producing.
Not much for now, but Carlos sent the "first fruit" back with Oscar for us to see.
Yet another way we are focusing on helping rather than just doing this as a business. These raspberries won't be sold...they will be used for the Milk Project or juice for staff or people working on the farms, Churches.
If we can find homes for this coffee though, we could actually end up doing a lot more for the ministry. I shouldn't say if...but when. All in God's timing.
As always, if you are interested in joining us on the ride by drinking some, you can do that right here
Lots of coffee to move...first to store, now to sell.