This is where it all began. Upon returning home from a visit to the Tegucigalpa, Honduras landfill in November 2008, Trash Mountain Project was founded. Our small team of three was so taken by the leadership of Jeony Ordoñez and the staff at Amor, Fe y Esperanza (AFE) as well as the overwhelming need within the trash dump community that it changed our lives and paths forever.
Since that time, Trash Mountain Project has taken several teams down to serve with the AFE staff to complete multiple projects including home construction, day camps, nutrition assistance, sponsorship and more. In partnership with several churches from the U.S., TMP has built 13 homes for families in need whose children attend AFE. We have plans to continue our partnership with AFE in any capacity that will be beneficial for their vision for many years to come.
Watch our first short documentary that was shot on location on our very first trip to a trash dump community. Thank you to Michael Barrett and Jonathan Olive for producing such an amazing story that had to be told.
Partner ministry info: Amor, Fe y Esperanza (AFE) offers programs for children and families of the dump community on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. They strive to provide physical, family, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and vocational development. For more information on AFE, please visit their website at www.afehonduras.org.
Location & Size: Central America. Honduras is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua as well as the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It is slightly bigger than the state of Virginia.
Capital: Tegucigalpa, the capital and largest city, is situated in the south of the country.
Language: Spanish is the official language, although English is spoken in the islands and Amerindian dialects are spoken in the north.
Economy: Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and bananas and coffee are major exports, but tourism is becoming increasingly important as well.
History: Although earlier civilizations occupied Honduras, the best-known early inhabitants are the Mayans who migrated from Guatemala and Mexico. Honduras was discovered by Columbus, ruled by Spain, and after significant years of unrest became an independent nation in 1821. In 1982 a civilian government came to power after two and a half decades of mostly military rule. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, but since then the economy has slowly been recovering.
If you are interested in joining TMP on a future trip to Trash Mountain Honduras, please contact us at email@example.com