Due to Covid, the shelters remain closed to normal operations. However, we continue to distribute food to our families as well as needy families in the areas around the shelters. We have also added the food distribution to a fifth shelter outside of Santa Cruz. We are making plans to have the shelters back to normal by the first of February.
Approximately 50% of the population has been vaccinated in Honduras. One reason that the number of vaccinated is growing is that health workers are going door to door to distribute the vaccine. In order to help this effort, we are suggesting that the government use the shelters as vaccine centers.
Before the shelters can start up, two of them need investments in repairs due to the flood. In the case of the new shelter in Villanueva, we will be expanding the current facility so it can care for 40 children.