With Friday the 8th of March being International Women’s Day, we felt it was appropriate to profile a local woman of Marcala who is standing strong in a world of poverty, discrimination and corruption. Her achievements are testament to what can be accomplished, despite the odds, and will hopefully encourage many other women to stand up and be counted for.
Name: Nancy Her
This Saturday we will be celebrating International Women’s Day, (which actually falls on the day before, Friday 8th), at the Casa de Cultura in the centre of Marcala. The event, which has been organised by the ICS volunteers in conjunction with one of our partner organisations, the co-operative COOMUPL, will hopefully be an enjoyable family day and celebration, as well as provide local women
This week has been one of great variety. The beginning of the week was spent working on agricultural projects. On Monday and Tuesday we helped turn over the soil on Ambrosia’s plot of land alongside her family. On Wednesday we made our first visit to a coffee plantation where we helped clear the land using machetes. Although the work was strenuous the time went by quickly, particularl
The 25th of January is National Women’s Day in Honduras and celebrates the anniversary of women’s emancipation, thus gaining public and political power for the first time. That day came in 1955 and yet 58 years later in present day Honduras you could not say that gender equality is prevalent in many walks of life. However, there are a few strong women that continue to stand up and be counte
Ten days into our volunteering adventure and it is time for the first point of reflection on why the twelve of us have ventured deep into Latin America and what the project holds for us individually and as a collective.