Mano a Mano National Conference in Wash, DC a Big Help to SATC and Manos Amigas

SATC participated in the November conference at the Honduran Embassy with the Primera Dama, the First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo and Jorge Ramon Hernandez, Ambassador to the US leading the way in frank, open discussion sessions.  This was a one-on-one opportunity to display issues, express ideas and resolve problems encountered by non-profit organizations attending to programs in Honduras.  The intent was to create understanding, problem solve and initiate practices that would expedite the services provided by these organizations attending to the needs of people in a developing nation.  The First Lady put the services of their embassy at our disposal and SATC has made consistent use of their staff to help resolve the myriad of challenges we face.  As laborious as the task was, without their facilitation and guidance, Manos Amigas would not have been able to apply for its reregistration as a Honduran NGO.  As Rosa Elena said, “Honduras can not provide for its people without the $1.8 B infusion of assistance from NGOs like Serving at the Crossroads, Manos Amigas and others, so we need to remove as many obstacles as possible!”   

Mike Tysowsky and Bob Sumner with First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo (2nd from left) and Vice Secretary of Social Development, Lidia Fromm Cea (right) at the Mano a Mano National NGO conference hosted by the Honduran Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Mike Tysowsky and Bob Sumner with First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo (2nd from left) and Vice Secretary of Social Development, Lidia Fromm Cea (right) at the Mano a Mano National NGO conference hosted by the Honduran Embassy in Washington, D.C.