It has been almost 2 months since Project 541 became active in Puerto Lempira. We have settled into a routine that goes something like this:
5:30am- Wake up, take baths, strip sheets that have been peed on, eat breakfast, do hair, brush teeth, and hand out snacks to take to school.
7:30am- Make sure everyone has their backpacks and shoes, and load up to go to school.
8:00am- The little girls start school and Lisa, Esteven, and I run any errands we need to, and return home.
9:00am-11:30pm- This is time for cleaning the house, hand washing clothes, homework for Lisa, and catching up on email time for me.
12:00pm- Lunch, Lisa leaves for school, and Esteven and I go to House of Hope or to the bank.
1:00pm-3:00pm- This time block is usually spent at House of Hope hanging out with the girls, lending a hand where I can, and spending time with Esteven's family.
3:30pm- The girls get out of school and the wonderful craziness starts all over again.
4:00pm-5:00pm- Play time for the girls with their friends, my time to spend with the girls who attend afternoon school that I didn't get to see earlier in the day, and of course, time to get your head picked for lice- gotta fit that in at least once a day!
5:30pm- Head home
6:15pm- Dinner time
7:00pm- Homework and bath time
8:00pm- Bed time for the girls
8:30pm- Take down any clothes hanging up, clean up from dinner, bring in anything that got left outside, feed the dog, bathe myself and Esteven, and help Lisa with homework.
9:00pm- Bedtime for a very worn out mommy
Hopefully, this gives you a little idea of how our days go. There's not much down time, and it rarely goes according to plan- but we have fun and laugh a lot along the way. The dust has settled here, and I am excited to see what the next year holds in store for our family. We already have several more prospective residents, and I am sure we will continue to expand rapidly. As always, thank you for your continuing support. We can truly feel your love half a world away!
Project 541 was established by Kayla Austin in 2013 as an organization geared toward empowering girls and women in La Moskitia, Honduras.
Tegucigalpa serves as the capital for the Republic of Honduras. Honduras is the 2nd largest Central American country but is also the 6th poorest. The average gross domestic product (GDP) per person is $5,500 USD. More than half of the population of Honduras lives in poverty. (worldscapitalcities.com)