Cristo el Picacho is 12 Km. from the City of Tegucigalpa. The distribution site houses elementary to high school children and funded by the Catholic Foundation of Cristo el Picacho. It is situated way down the mountain thru a very narrow zigzagged Stoney path. I closed my eyes and I thought we would never be able to go up again. Our driver Luis is very skilled.
There was a concrete outdoor playground that was perfect for what we had to shoot today. There were 10 shots comprising 50 children each for the 500 Bedkits from a very generous Donor. It was a very challenging positioning of the children that I have never encountered in all my wonderfully adventurous career with SCAW. Due to the number of children, it had to be shot from above. Irene did a very daring stunt as you can view on the video. Wow!
After one of the harshest Hurricanes that hit Tegucigalpa, many were left homeless. The Foundation built homes in this area and uprooted the families. Most of the families live in two room homes, the kitchen and an all purpose room. Most of the children have to hike for more than 3 Kms to get to school.
On the way back to the hotel, we toured the picturesque Town of Santa Lucia. What a treat. Throughout its cobbled narrow streets and the quaint brick homes, one is presented with the most amazing scenery below beneath the blue sky. Another heart warming day!
Linda Taiabjee For the Honduras Team
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