Rebuilding from Hurricane Eta

The homes of coffee-growing families of the Santa Barbara mountain region have been devastated  by Hurricane Eta. Severe landslides have destroyed homes and displaced families in a community already affected by the desolation  of Covid-19. Many barely escaped, with no time to save any personal belongings while others are still missing. 

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We are asking your help to raise $75,000 to relocate and rebuild homes for displaced families.

The most severely impacted community of San Jose de Oriente with more than 4,500 residents affected by damaged road, power and water resources. 1,500 people have been directly affected with nearly 100 homes damaged.  Further up the mountain the community of Las Quebradas has been entirely displaced by current and threatening landslides leaving 25 families houseless as they are seeking shelter with their neighbors in the community of Las Flores.

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While the local support basic resources and the restoration of dangerous roads are being prioritized we are joining in efforts for long term housing and relocation solutions with coffee exporter Beneficio San Vicente and the family of Fidel Paz in nearby Pena Blanca.  The Paz family is working tirelessly to provide leadership and support in relocating families and rebuilding lives.  

Beneficio San Vicente is partnering with a local non-profit based in Siguatepeque called Serve HOPE  International that has an efficient model for building new houses.  Our current estimated cost for relocation and building is $3,000 USD per family.

We are asking your help to raise $75,000 for 25 families in order to relocate and rebuild their homes


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The Serve HOPE team is ready to begin building by December and as more hurricanes continue to hit Honduras shelter is desperately needed in these rural communities.  These displaced families are currently sheltering with more fortunate friends with multiple families in homes not much bigger than the size of a two-car garage. 


“These devastated communities are home to the world’s most community oriented and inspiring people who naturally produce extraordinary coffee from the most simple means and stunning expressions of nature.  Now that stunning nature has shown its power hurting these amazing communities already reeling from the economic fallout of the COVID19 pandemic. To me this is an epicenter of hope and humanity in specialty coffee in desperate need of our support.  Their resilience and connectedness, especially through Beneficio San Vicente and the Paz family will seem through but they need all of us together restore this damage and keep that brilliance alive.” 

-Kevin Bohlin, founder of Saint Frank Coffee  and the Bonaventure Coffee Project 

***ALL DONATIONS AND INQUIRIES WILL BE MANAGED BY SAINT FRANK COFFEE IN SAN FRANCISCO TO BE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO BENEFICIO SAN VICENTE IN HONDURAS FOR THE PAZ FAMILY TO DISTRIBUTE INTO THESE PROJECTS***

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    • $500 
    • 32 mins
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    • $500 
    • 46 mins
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    • $100 
    • 1 hr
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Organizer

Benjamin Paz 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
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