It has been about five months since I arrived here in Puerto Lempira and it's been a whirlwind of challenges, successes, and adjustments. I am happy to get the chance to update you a little on all the goings on in and around our home in La Moskitia.
We are renting a small home which is pictured below. Our house has two bedrooms and one bath. One bedroom has two sets of bunk beds and shelves for storage. The other bedroom has a double bed, a twin bed, and a portable crib, again with shelves for storage. Our kitchen is very simple with a basic refrigerator and a two-eye butane burner for cooking. We have 8 people living in the house, so it's a tight squeeze, but leaves plenty of room for lots and lots of cuddles. The kids range in age from 2-17, and I manage all the chaos that goes with 6 girls and one young man, Esteven. It is encouraging, frustrating, funny, sad, peaceful, overactive, simple, but complex. We take things day by day, celebrate small victories, and laugh a lot along the way.
We love our home. The most important thing is it is loving and safe. We are fed, sheltered, and supported by each other and our friends here. In short, we are blessed. You are making these blessings possible and for that the entire team here at Project 541 is extremely grateful.
With love from La Moskitia,
Project 541 was established by Kayla Austin in 2013 as an organization geared toward empowering girls and women in La Moskitia, Honduras.