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CareLink helps families become self-sustaining through MicroFinance funding, water filter solutions, and health care training and awareness; all in a format that supports local churches and spreads the good news of Jesus. Our local Honduras team of trained pastors, professionals and social workers are connected to local churches are well-equipped to respond to the needs of local families. The CareLink board is comprised of Chicago-area entrepreneurs, Doctors, and other professionals; committed Christians that are dedicated to helping families help themselves.
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Carelink Foundation added 4 new photos.2 weeks ago
Our Carelink-Honduras staff has been busy developing relationships with churches, but also Honduran government programs to promote small business in families.
A recent note from them.. and pictures of an intro workshop they had with ladies from one of our partner churches---

"We visited the offices of the INFOP (National Institute for Professional Formation) to make an alliance to bring further training towards the microenterprise organization they are interested in. They are willing to help Carelink in our start-up ventures with local churches.

We were blessed to meet Mr. Vicente Domínguez, INFOP Director for the area of microenterprise. He then facilitated a meeting where our microfinance partners developed exercises on the budgeting the costs involved and other aspects of small business start-ups.

INFOP will also give us the opportunity to have further workshops to strengthen the ladies capacities on bread production. We are planning further training with the groups on making different types of breads which appeal to the Hondurans.

Please, keep this group of ladies in your prayers so that they may accomplish their dream to be entrepeneurs who will bring some income to feed their families with dignity."
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Carelink Foundation added 3 new photos.1 month ago
Our Carelink team has a close relationship with the local health departments in two sections of Tegucigalpa. The October Carelink/Good Shepherd Church mission trip will include cooperative work with these health workers. Pictures show some of the nurses involved in training. We received this prayer request from Josefina, our Honduran director--

We are working hard this week preparing an event for this coming weekend as the health volunteers from Nueva Suyapa and San Francisco will gather...our topic will be on the Values... personal, relational, organizational and social. Our country is facing corruption at all levels, so we do not want our people to think this is normal...We don't want them to lose hope that with our God's help, all is possible. There will be 40 women in this gathering, including 3 social workers from our health centers in N.Suyapa and S. Francisco. They will be facilitating the meeting, along with my cousin Yessica, a Psychologist who will be leading the discussion of a film about the Values of dignity.
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We are happy to announce the latest addition to our Carelink Board—Ms. Courtney Hughes. She has already shown her enthusiasm for our goals in Honduras by doing a great job as our grant coordinator—looking for backing from foundations and area churches to support our Carelink Honduras team.
Courtney is Senior Researcher at Relias Institute where she leads studies on the impact of education and technology on health care outcomes. She has a lifelong passion for health and wellness and is dedicated to helping others achieve improved quality of lives through health literacy, training, and technology. Courtney received her B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Health Services from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She lives in Hinsdale with her husband and three children and enjoys paddle tennis, triathlons, and creative writing.
As we continue to expand in Honduras, Courtney will be a great help using her gifts. Please join me in welcoming her via email-- courtney@courtneyhughes.com
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Carelink Foundation added 7 new photos.4 months ago
Happy Easter! As we celebrate our risen Lord, we are also reminded how we join with our Honduran brothers and sisters in worship and outreach.

Thank you for your hard work in prayer for Carelink and our staff in Honduras. Included are a few pictures from Tim's recent trip to visit our staff and a potential new ministry in Intibuca--an area in northwest Honduras that is mainly populated by indigenous groups like the Lencas and Mayas. They have more health and economic issues that most of the rest of the country. While there are believers, their infrastructure in buildings and leadership remains lacking.
--Tim was also able to meet with families who have received our water filters--they report how much the health of their children has improved since getting the filters--thanks for your gifts!

We were able to meet with some of the believers from the area who want to develop a community center to help meet health needs, teach microfinance, and build the church. A dormant coffee plantation is availbe to us for development. We are considering a development project with the San Antonia Episcopal congregations to meet some of those needs. Please pray as the Carelink board meets during April to consider the opportunity.

Also included are women from Tatumbla who have started a small family business. Our Carelink staff continue to encourage them as they face many issue in developing a start up business. Pray also for their spiritual growth as they learn to trust God through prayer.

We give thanks for our first Microfinance Memorial gift to fund a small business-- if you would like to give in honor of someone, please contact us or visit our website.

Our Fall Carelink trip is October 6 to 13--please consider joining us. We anticipate working three days at Carelink ministry sites--where you will meet the people we help and work with our staff. For more information, contact Tim at 630.240.5661
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Carelink Foundation added 4 new photos.5 months ago
Many thanks to the 70 Carelink friends who help us pack meals for Feed My Starving Children a week ago—it was great to join Good Shepherd Church to support the event, overall packing a million meals that feed a child for a day.

Carelink is helping train Health Volunteers in two areas of Tegucigalpa… If you have a blood pressure cuff or stethoscope to donate, please let us know. Hypertension and diabetes are major health issues in Honduras.

Jeff and Tim leave next Thursday, March 8 for a five-day survey of an area in Intibuca, Honduras, about 100 miles north of Tegucigalpa. We have been distributing water filters there
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Carelink Foundation added 5 new photos.5 months ago
Lot's happening both here and in Honduras with Carelink

--we have over 70 supporters who will help us pack food for kids at the Naperville Feed My Starving Children event tomorrow. Many thanks to all of you.

--Carelink is invited to consider a joint venture with the Episcopal Church, Houston Diocese. They are working in the mountain areas of Intibuca, Honduras--mainly Lenca Indians. Jeff Hartman and Tim Wall will travel there March 8-12 to assess the needs and whether we can fulfill our Carelink goals with the people there. Please pray for safety and wisdom as we consider all the issues.

--Our Board agreed to start two committees to give advice to the Board--Financial and Microfinance Committees. You don't need to be a Board member--in fact, we are looking for interested volunteers. Please send us a note through our 'carelinkfoundation' web page.

--Our Honduran staff has been busy training women in churches-- in the picture they are conducting a Women's Workship on spiritual growth and promoting health in their families--this is at the church with Pastor Arturo and Rachel, our WGO friends church plant in Teguc.
Also, Josefina and Ruby are shown meeting with Pr. Magdalena Bustillo, who leads a church in Teguc where 20 women are ready to begin our microfinance program.
We remain very busy as well planning water filter distribution--our supplies were delayed during the recent presidential elections.

Thanks for praying for these events-we are sustained by your prayers and support.

The world can be dark place, and at CareLink, we recognize that believers are called on to be a light to the world.