Yesterday we had a unique experience of being welcomed into a remote village. After a breathtaking trip (both for the beautiful scenery and the almost impassable road), we arrived at a farmhouse. Monte Vista has some 30 families and 120 inhabitants. The farm houses are all at a distance from each other and it was a 15 minute drive from the farm house that hosted us to the community school and library. The people here do these distances on foot or on horse if they own one. There is some electricity from solar panels, each building we entered had at least a lamp. It does get dark early, so they have light between 6 pm and bedtime, which for most is around 8 pm. The house where we were invited for lunch had wooden slats as siding through which you could see outside and everything, chickens, insects, could freely enter. I was wondering how it would be to live in a house like that. There are no beds, and either hammocks or mattresses are laid out at night in one room for everyone to sleep. At the same time, the views from this high altitude are amazing. One can see the ocean at the same time as these lush green mountains. We did our consultations in the church building that was situated on the land of our host who is also the minister of the village. They were mostly 70 year old people who consulted because they wouldn’t be able to make the 3 hour walk down the mountains to the town of Omoa where we will be next week. Despite their aches and pains, these people are still very healthy and fit for their age and in good spirits mostly, as they have lived off their lands with simple foods and lots of physical activity their whole lives.
Our next missions are planned for:
September 16 – October 4 (2017)
October 18 – November 4 (2017)
February 27 – March 18 (2018)
For these missions, we’re inviting Ontario and Quebec homeopaths to join us for training that applies to HTSF projects as well as clinical experience. For more information about how to join us on our next mission, contact us for more information.
Carla Marcelis, ND, DHom
Carla brings dedication, passion and expertise as mission leader to the MICH Honduras Clinic and to her role as Director and teacher at the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy. Visit her webpage to learn more about her and to read all of her blog posts.