Equipped to Finish Strong

We are nearing the end of another school year with our students! Our program continues to support each participant as we wish them well in finishing strong.

Our program coordinator, Nelly Milla, conducted a second distribution of supplies to each high school right before Honduran independence day festivities started (September 16th). Students who are in their last year of high school received assistance in professional attire or specialized tools (see image) to complete their internships and be elegible to graduate. Our students expressed being very grateful to receive all of this help. We share with you three students’ words of gratitude:

    • “I want to be a successful professional and I want to say thanks for the support that you are giving me. It has been a tremendous help to my family … infinite thanks to that noble heart of yours.”
    • “This scholarship has been a significant gift for me and my heart is full of happiness for what you do, that is why I wanted to share my gratitude.”
    • “Thanks to your support, I don’t have to spend as much time worrying about the costs for school. Instead I can focus on my studies and take utmost advantage of the opportunity that you have given me.” [Student M – see image of parade]

We will soon declare success as another generations of high school students graduate — thanks to your continued support

Student M during Independence Parade
Electricity Student with Professional Supplies

Fundraising Success

Our participation in the week-long Little by Little campaign has successfully come to an end. Thanks to you, we were able to hatch more hope for families like those whose story we shared – twins, Rosa and Daisy and working mother, Lucia and her children.

You helped donate $960 and thanks to GlobalGiving’s matching we received $330, bringing us to a grand total of $1,290! 

Their families continue being among the first to show up for our wellness checked and egg distributions. Within the context of the community, this small action means a lot. That is why we advocate for each egg that we give – because not only are eggs packed with nutrition, but also a story of resilience. 

We appreciate you believing in our work and the importance of our program in participants’ lives. Shoulder to Shoulder thanks generous donors, like you, who join our efforts.

With gratitude,

Mariela Rodriguez

Each Egg Secures a Meal

We are halfway through the Little by Little campaign week. Thanks to GlobalGiving, when you donate up to $50, your generosity will be matched at 50%. Our goal is to raise 20 – $50 donations, each donation will provide half a year of eggs to a child. Each egg is so important and helps secure a meal to our participants.

Meet Lucia, she has 5 children of which 2 are in our program. Her family struggles to keep up financially with the growing bellies in her house. Lucia works in the community by watching and cleaning houses whose owners are away. She is one of the first to arrive at the monthly health check-ins and egg distributions. Lucia shares that it is so important for her family to come every month because there are days when there is little food in the house – except for the eggs provided by StS. Despite their food insecurity, Lucia is very creative in her use of eggs in daily meals: cooking pancakes, baleadas, soups and more.

Little By Little, your act of kindness makes a BIG difference in the lives of our Hens Hatching Hope children. Help us reach our goal of 20 – $50 donations to benefit more children for half a year. Each egg secures a meal-a day for 1 child. We cannot accomplish our goal without you.


Thank you for your time and generosity,

Mariela Rodriguez

Communications Coordinator