This morning, Steve Malone, President of Healthy Horizons For Children And Families, a Registered Charity reaching out to the poor in Honduras, gave a presentation of their past and ongoing work in rural Honduras.
After being involved with the organization for ten years, Steve is now getting ready for his 30th trip.  He will be leading a group of volunteers, including Graham and Edie Pett from Fonthill, this November, and setting up medical brigades in rural areas.   They will also build two 20' by 20' homes on stilts, each sheltering one family, with a pricetag of $2,500 each.   Volunteers pay their own way...

On the last trip, the group saw 1200 rural patients, mostly children and women, in six days.  One very sick youngster required heart surgery - surgery was arranged by Steve, as was funding for the surgery.  
The organization also provide mainstay food and vitamins for 400 children under the age of five.  Each visit, the orphanage/daycare centre is given a six month supply of rice, beans, powdered milk etc.  Some of the children belong to poor working mothers, but other children must fend for themselves when the orphanage closes up at night -for lack of funding for staff.   This is difficult for both young and old Canadians to fathom - kids as young as five with no bed or home to go to...

Steve Malone was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship in 2006 for his good deeds.   I wish you and your team a very successful working visit in November, and may you raise the funding needed for your endeavour.
Many thanks for this interesting presentation, and thanks to Graham Pett for arranging it.