Berkshire Amistad, a local non-profit working in Central America for over 20 years, is very proud and excited to announce the first visit of CACIL. CACIL is a Cooperative savings and loan in Intibuca, Honduras that has dedicated 10% of its profit to work to improve conditions in that part of Honduras. Berkshire Amistad working with school districts, hospitals and public in general, finds good used equipment and sends it to our neighbors in Central America.
Wednesday July 26th Reception from 6pm till 8pm- Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield- 174 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, Ma Come meet our Central American friends. Bring crutches, children’s clothing, wheelchairs or bicycles.
Thursday July 27th Reception and Inspection of the mobile Medical Clinic and warehouse of equipment being prepared for shipment. Please come to meet the Central Americans and bring something to donate. We need bicycles, sports equipment, school supplies, medical supplies.
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The founders of Berkshire Amistad, who started working in Malpaisillo in the late 1980’s, are responsible for the library in Malpaisillo. They have been a part of many programs, and once had paid staff working in Malpaisillo. We are going to try and work with them around Industrial Arts education.
Centro de Capacitación Nueva Esperanza, training center we built and we continue to manage and support serves the community with classes in everything from , fully-staffed library and the Green Cross and other activities for youth. Although the library and its porch are done, the main building still needs major construction and a roof. Despite that, we still are able to provide services free of charge to the people of Guaimaca.
Green Cross Base #7 This summer I will deliver a 24 ft. box truck, converted into a Disaster Relief/Mobile Clinic, to our building. It will be equipped for minor surgery, complete dental care, including x-ray. Depending on the level of your support, I will convert several more vans and mini-vans into ambulances for delivery at the same time.
La Esperanza, Intibuca Honduras
We have shipped everything from panoramic x-ray machines to pianos and screwdrivers to this community . A couple of years ago, I sent 300 theater chairs to the high school. I need to help them build a theater! This is the home of the very beautiful Lenca people and murdered environmentalist Berta Caceres. Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a theater dedicated to her memory.