MCC News

Travelogue Honduras! Set for Oct. 16 on Campus

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

An MCC instructor and two students will share their firsthand experiences in Central America last summer during “Travelogue Honduras!” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 7-8 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. Ethnic treats will be available at 6:45 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“This summer I traveled to the beautiful mountains of Honduras to work with the economic development organization Union Microfinanza,” explains MCC Instructor Christopher VanOoosterhout “Union Microfinanza is dedicated to dealing with the complex and far-reaching challenge of extreme poverty in La Unión, Honduras with innovation and research.”

VanOosterhout and two MCC students, Rachel Boyd and Jourdan Boychuk , traveled to remote Honduran villages getting to know the people and their needs, dreams and desires. Their goal was to assist and improve the lives of coffee farmers. They will share their stories of stone-mountain roads, coffee nurseries and spectacular Mayan ruins in Copa