La Voz de los de Abajo has worked in solidarity with campesino and indigenous organizations in Honduras for nearly 15 years on community radio projects, human rights accompaniment, and supporting initiatives by small farmers and their organizations. Since the coup in June 2009, it has also organized multiple delegations from the U.S. to Honduras to provide human rights accompaniment to the organizations and communities resisting the coup.
2018 Pedal for Peace funds will be sent to the only hospital in the African-descended Garifuna territory founded and run by a Garifuna doctor, Dr. Luther Castillo, who with his staff of other young Garifuna physicians have treated well over 400,000 patients free of charge since 2007.
In addition, Pedal for Peace funds will be sent to the National Center for Rural Workers (CNTC), which provides legal and organizational accompaniment to thousands of campesinos struggling for land and land reform. The CNTC (National Center for Rural Workers) has a wide variety of expenses. Below is an idea of your donation might be used to help support small farming communities in their struggle for food sovereignty.
$25. Could go toward gasoline to visit/support a remote farming community.
$50. Could be used to buy 50 lbs. of rice and 50 lbs. of beans as emergency food for a family that has been evicted from their land.
$100. Could be used to cover the cost of a Human Rights training session for a campesino community.
$250. Could help provide legal counsel for a community at risk of losing its land.