TerraMica, under the direction of their dedicated founder Ed Appfel, is providing community restoration among the most underserved coffee growers of Honduras. Ed was an executive for major coffee companies. He took early retirement to give himself to community development in these beautiful mountain villages. He works with the government for holistic health involving infrastructure, education, home construction and strengthening of family units.
Prior to the the pandemic and the mandatory self-isolation period, Gene was invited by Mr. Appfel to come and visit several communities. It was an excellent way to use some of the time available during China’s quarantine period, a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Gene was impressed with the organization and the important work being done in the lives of the local Hondurans. The photos on this page provide a glimpse of the wonderful work TerraMica is doing.
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TerraMica provides a pathway to greater physical, emotional, and spiritual health for families living in extreme poverty.
While engaging in numerous projects and programs to improve quality of life in impoverished locales, TerraMica never forget that the most important thing they do is love the people they serve and share the hope of Christ.
MY HEALTHY HOME INITIATIVES
My Healthy Home: our foundational program for impacting impoverished families. A thorough approach to a healthy household has a dramatic impact on the health, well-being, and productivity of a family. TerraMica’s “My Healthy Home” (“Mi Hogar Saludable”) program in Central America is focused on creating a home environment for families that improves both health and quality of life.
In addition to building household infrastructure (listed below), TerraMica provides a local facilitator-led health training program for farming families in coffee growing regions. This holistic training program focuses on changing attitudes and behaviors around personal, family, faith, and environmental health and well-being, including disease prevention strategies and management of household and community resources, leading to an improved outlook on life, and personal, family, and community transformation.
A verified “My Healthy Home” includes: Pila family water reservoir; drinking water filter; cement floor; finished walls; adequate roof; latrine/waste disposal; and, My Healthy Home family educational training
My Healthy Community: Building on “My Healthy Home,” individuals and families are trained and encouraged to step beyond the family, and to contribute to a safe, unified community, working together to accomplish a greater good for the community as a whole. Also, developing positive, healthy relationships with neighbors and community (i.e., working together on programs that will impact the entire community positively, not just the individual family unit).