Banana Farm

Consisting of about 60 households, Monterrey, Honduras is a beautiful country village but offers little in the way of employment due to lasting destruction caused by Hurricane Mitch. Many have been forced to leave the village in search of jobs in the city.

Our “hand up” to Orlando, a local farm owner/operator, and to several in the village is the funding of immediate jobs for locals in a 15-acre dwarf banana enterprise, for which there is a ready buyer in place. Workers have prepared the fields and planted the bananas, and are maintaining the crop during the first 10-month cycle. After the first crop cycle, projected revenue will make the farm a self-sustaining operation that will increase household income and food security for many in the village. The infusion of this income will have a ripple effect in the community, creating greater stability for its people, and stemming the flow of workers away from the village.

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As we wrap up work on several projects in Honduras, we are experiencing those bittersweet moments when we part ways with people we love and respect, but joyfully bolstered by the confidence that they are on new paths to economic security for themselves, and promising growth for their communities. In Progreso, we wish God’s sweetest… Read more about our programs in Honduras

Bananas thrive

Bananas continue to thrive, and Orlando is still employing 15 people per week on average. This number will increase as they begin building the storage barn and preparing for harvest.

Bananas beginning to fruit

Bananas are beginning to fruit! Orlando is pleased, and we pray that the hurricane season will not interfere with their first harvest.

Maintenance Mode

Bananas are in the maintenance stage. Orlando employs an average of 16 people a week to weed, irrigate, fertilize and treat pests.

Plantation Fully Planted

The dwarf banana plantation is fully planted and in maintenance stage. A gas-powered pump draws water to the field from a nearby river for irrigation. About 10 (otherwise unemployed) workers will maintain the crop (weeding, watering, fertilizing) until harvest time, which should begin at the end of this year, when more workers will be needed.