ABOUT US

Thanks for buying our coffee! You are holding many dreams in your hands; most of them being in the hearts of those who worked hard to grow the coffee in the mountains of Honduras. We desire to empower them by returning 100% of the profits to their homeland. This provides clean water to their homes, schools for their children, clinics for their families and economic development to communities. The purchase of EACH BAG of coffee could provide a hot lunch for one child for ONE MONTH! Your discovery of a great cup of coffee is now an important part in their discovery of a better life.

Principio Coffee is a non-profit committed to providing our friends with specialty coffee products. For comments or questions, contact us at principiocoffee@gmail.com.

To find out more about our missions in Honduras, visit us at: www.principio.org

Thank you for helping us change the world, one cup at a time!

Mission Projects

The philosophy behind the work

Many mission endeavors in remote areas of third world countries are limited to contact that is incidental, just a stop on the way to somewhere else more populous, and superficial, just treating symptoms of lingering problems.  We at Principio want to change that in our projects.  We made a 5-year commitment to the village of Rancho Quemado and surrounding areas.  

The second 5-year plan is for this village to adopt another village and duplicate the first 5-year plan with them. 

Our philosophy of ministry is not paternalistic; doing for people and providing everything for them as a parent does a child.  Our model we call collaborative; working together with them to make the improvements needed and to provide for themselves within 5 years.  After that, we will be involved in consultation and duplication in other villages. 

List of Our Projects

Economic Development

Part of the five-year plan for the Camalotillo area is to start businesses in Honduran cities and use part of the profits to support the mission projects.  People from this rural area who now reside in the city, and are willing to work in their own business, will receive financial and managerial help from Principio.  […]

Home For Hondurans

Safe, sanitary and secure housing is a priority in our community development program.  We will assist in the construction of a new home when the following criteria are met:  A family with children that have never had a home of their own; Property with a clear title must be available; The family will make the […]

Medical Supplies

Ondina, a retired nurse, has volunteered her time and a room in her house in Camalotillo for medical assistance.  A beginning inventory of supplies was purchased for $300 in October 2008.  Ondina assisted 5 patients the first-day help was available, including sewing up a stone-cut foot wound for a 9-year-old boy.  Without this help, severe infection […]

The Tithe-Block Program for Housing

One out of every ten blocks made in the hand operated machine is set aside for residential use.  When we have enough blocks to build a small 12′ X 20′ house, a family in the village will have materials for walls for a new house.  Others will help them in the construction process.  Secure, safe […]

Metal Roofs for Adobe Churches

There are many villages in this general area that have no church.  Locals can build the walls of adobe for no material expense, but a roof of metal is way out of reach for them.  For about $2000 the materials can be purchased and delivered to the site.  If you would like to help in […]

Solar Panels for the School

Pearl Airhart has taken the project to raise $3,000 for solar powered electricity for the school.  This power will enable the school to have lights, a computer with a printer, a DVD for instruction videos, and a mechanical sewer system for the restrooms with real flushing toilets.  The school is located in line with cell […]

School Personnel and Student Supplies

In March of ’08, Esther Suazo had 45 students in 6 grades meeting in an adobe church with a dirt floor.  She had no help, no books, no paper, no pencils and no reliable salary.  Thanks to helping from concerned friends of Principio she now has a staff including an assistant, a resident English instructor ( […]

School, Rancho Quemado

Project:   School Building for the children in remote mountain village of Rancho Quemado Budget:  $10,000                                                                                                 Received as of 11/15/08:  $2,500 Status:  Esther Suazo has been teaching here for three years, using a 24′ X 40′ adobe church building with a dirt floor.  This school year she had 80 kids come for enrollment, but could only […]

Clinic in Camalotillo

We believe the gospel has within it a social mandate because God cares about the whole person.  People do not care how much we know until they know how much we care!   Health care is one of the ways we can express the love of God through our actions.  In this remote mountainous area of  Honduras, health […]

Elementary Education

An elementary school was the first project Principio had the privilege to work on.  Partnering with Honduran locals, we were able to complete a new school building in the rural village of Rancho Quemado in 2009.  Elementary education is imperative in making a generational difference for these areas.  United Nations statistics for Honduras report that […]

Principio Mission Photo Gallery

Volunteers are always welcome!

Our organization takes several trips per year, which are defined in the form below....

Our journeys are scheduled in advance and serve a specific purpose. We will help with the construction of various projects (schools, community buildings, etc), or if a medical professional is available for travel, we will engage in giving check ups and the necessary treatments for the people.

Because of primitive conditions and accommodations, we only travel with small groups.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below, pick a date that is available and submit the form. We will then contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for helping people in the world who have less.

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