Every project needs a coordinator and our Honduras Project needs Carolina.
Since the beginning of our mission to Choluteca, Carolina has served as our liaison, our coordinator, and over the years she has become our friend. Before a family gets a new EcoStove, Carolina explains their obligations and expectations. She keeps records of the stoves that have been built, and helps select the families best suited to receive new stoves. She monitors the parts lists, and understands as well as anyone the construction, operation, and maintenance of the stoves. She works with the craftsmen to ensure that the supplies and components are delivered as needed.
Carolina is kind, compassionate, organized, and an accomplished business woman. And like most of the Hondurans we met, she is very humble. One day as we were going to visit a family, she seemed concerned that one of our team had said she was very entrepreneurial, because she “didn’t want to be thought of like that.” After I explained what it meant, she said, “Oh, that’s good, then. I thought it meant rich, and I don’t want to be thought of that way.”
Carolina may not realize just how rich she is.