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Restoring a Sense of Belonging Norma's story

From the valley of the Doce de Marzo shines a bright light. With her dedication, intelligence, enormous smile, and spark, Dona Norma serves as the community president.

Norma and her grandsons radiate joy and hospitality

Born and raised here, she reflects, “Much of my family moved to the cities, but I always loved being in the country. When I was younger, I served as the teacher in the Caliche school. Now, I’m a grandma with lots of projects to complete.”

A participant in HTH’s REPLANTING initiative, she points out flourishing corn stalks. A plentiful harvest --tangible hope--awaits.

But corn isn't all Norma's celebrating. In the midst of a tumultuous 2021, she's pushed forward with another enormous accomplishment: electricity for the 15 homes and 50 residents of her community.

“We all have power now. Next comes clean water. We’ll make good progress next year,” she beams.

Norma clearly embodies the HTH impact goal of "Developing people who experience a greater sense of belonging within their community."

Norma loves Doce de Marzo--its land, its views, the river that runs below, and most of all its people. She belongs, and she's creating a place where others can too.

When you partner with Heart to Honduras, you join Norma in instilling a sense of belonging in Honduran members of rural communities. You inspire them to lead well and to create a safe place where their children and grandchildren want to live and flourish.