The Sustainable Peace project as a follow-up to the PAN/PAV project has been completed in its first phase. It consisted of the distribution of food, cleaning implements, and the reconstruction of houses damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in a sector of San Pedro Sula and in the city of La Ceiba. For this work, a team was formed made up of people from the Mennonite church: Marisol Cano, José Castillo, Juan José Chinchilla and other volunteers.
The year 2020 has surprised us with a series of unexpected challenges, starting the year with the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to impact us. In addition to this, in our country Honduras, we were also hit by two catastrophes left by the passage of storms Eta and Iota at the beginning of November 2020. These phenomena brought floods due to the overflowing of rivers, landslides, destruction of bridges and roads, loss of houses and crops; some people saved their lives by climbing to the roofs of their house where they remained for two days suffering from thirst and hunger, until the possibility of being rescued occurred. I feel very sorry that among these people was our fellow AVP facilitator Nelly Delcid with her elderly mother, to whom, in a gesture of solidarity, from the PAN PAV fund, a small donation of aid was sent. 37,000 people were placed in shelters and others were located in the median of the highways in tents made with sticks, boards, sheets and plastics
The department most affected was Cortes, more specifically the surroundings of the municipality of San Pedro Sula, where there are low-lying areas that were completely flooded on two consecutive occasions. People looked for shelters or shelters to take shelter as an immediate response to the situation they were experiencing, others improvised tent houses on the shores of the highway or under bridges, staying there for several weeks, some people still remain in these places.