Over 700 supplies were collected, including calculators, notebooks, writing pads, pocket folders, highlighters, pencils, colored pencils, pens, colored markers, crayons, rulers, pencil sharpeners, pencil-top erasers, scotch tape, and compasses.
CRC CARES matched all donations on a one-for-one basis, and also sent soccer balls, which are popular among the local school children in the Inter-Mac community.
Los Castaños de Choloma is a 3,629-unit, workforce housing community that provides safe and affordable homes to low-income families in Choloma, Honduras. With much of the low-income population living in informal, makeshift housing and often lacking basic services like clean running water, electricity, sanitary plumbing, and even sufficient shelter, Inter-Mac, an affiliate of CRC Companies, sought to bring these basic living essentials to the Choloma workforce community. In partnership with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Inter-Mac developed a 27-year financing model that would allow families with incomes of one-to-three times the minimum wage in Honduras to buy a basic, 380-square-foot home.
Typically, individuals working in low-wage jobs in Central America cannot access the mortgage financing from local banks to purchase a basic house. The gated community, constructed by local development partner HOLA Realty, provides a truly safe and secure atmosphere for families, encompassing a new elementary school, central playground, soccer fields, basketball courts, retail, daycare center, onsite police station, church, and bus terminal.