Del Sol recently joined forces with Amigos of Honduras to donate and deliver its color-changing clothing to impoverished villages in Honduras, as part of a larger humanitarian effort that included water projections, construction materials, school renovations, and more.
The primary purpose of Amigos of Honduras is to improve the lives of Hondurans by doing projects that will make a permanent difference in their lives.
Del Sol participated by donating thousands of clothing items, primarily shirts, hats and shoes, that were then delivered to various villages in greatest need within the country.
One of the main goals of Amigos of Honduras is their local water projects, which provide the construction materials to build clean water lines and tanks within village or town confines, working alongside local Hondurans who provide labor under the direction of Honduran engineers.
Other projects include school renovations, bathrooms, and lunch programs in the mountains of Guatemala, school projects in those same mountains and smaller house construction projects near other water projects in Comayagua.
“Del Sol is all about changing it up and bringing fun, joy and smiles to everyone under the sun through its color-changing clothing and accessories,” said Scott Brady, Del Sol VP of Communications. “And, wherever we can accomplish that, outside or inside our shopping destinations, improving people’s dispositions and lives is a major fulfillment of our overarching mission at Del Sol. Very humbled and grateful to have worked with Amigos of Honduras.”
The Central American country of Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 60% of Hondurans live in poverty, and many don’t have access to clean water. Amigo’s main focus is to bring clean water to the people. Water is available in many areas but the challenge is to have clean, un-polluted water available.
Lasting water projects that locals help build and maintain bring lasting changes. Children whose main job previously was to fetch water for mom can now attend school, educate themselves and then provide themselves with the tools to improve their lives, their families, and the community in which they live.
To date, more than 50 water projects have been completed affecting roughly 20,000-30,000 lives (not to mention the generations coming after). More annual projects are under way and are close to completion that will double the number of people benefited to 40,000-50,000.