Cookie Project Honduras, Inc.
Background of CPH, Inc.
By the grace of God, my first trip to Honduras was in 1999 with a medical mission, after Hurricane Mitch had devastated the country six months before. God gripped my heart for the children of Honduras with such a burden that for the next six years I went back on annual trips with medical distribution missions. During that time I was able to observe firsthand the everyday plight of the children; the malnutrition, the lack of education, and precarious health situations that arose continually in the villages.
In the spring of 2006, God gave me the opportunity to introduce the amazing concept of eradicating malnutrition through a “super cookie” (made mostly from indigenous products) that had been developed by Dr. Brenner, from Pennsylvania, who had previously gone to Honduras and also saw the devastating effects of malnutrition on the children of Honduras.
After taking two weeks of vacation from my job and flying to Honduras, I was able to find all of the ingredients (except the vitamin pre-mix that is made in Pennsylvania) and introduced the project to the Renacer Mission in the village of El Naranjal. God has placed several people in Honduras to be able to continue this project. With the help of Keila and Mario Barahona, our Field Directors, we trained and hired two ladies in the village, one to bake the cookies and one to distribute them from Pastor Oseas’ living room five days a week. Each child in the program gets four nutrition cookies and two cups of milk, five days a week.
Through the grace of God and the efforts of our Board of Directors, individuals, and churches from the USA and Honduras, we constantly work to keep these children nourished and help educate the parents in health and hygiene. We currently have one hundred eighty children in our program that not only need nutrition, but also basic education in daily hygiene skills. CPH, Inc. provides this education in addition basic needs such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shoes, school supplies and uniforms, which are mandatory for Honduran children to attend school.
We are so thankful that God has provided for us to not only nutritionally help these children, but to also bring in teams twice a year to this village. We have installed concrete floors in their dwellings to insure that the children are not sleeping in the dirt. We are currently working to have outside bathrooms, showers, and washing stations constructed at each home. We have deworming campaigns twice a year and teach classes to the mothers on various subjects that affect their daily lives. We are also able to encourage these children spiritually with VBS and Bible studies through Missions located in Honduras.
We invite you to join us in this endeavor in any way that God might direct. It takes the prayers and support of caring individuals to be able to fund and maintain this project. Please contact us for more information.
God bless you!
Founder and Director of CPH, Inc.