CABEI grants donations to nine social welfare organizations to benefit more than 6,000 Hondurans

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Tegucigalpa, July 18th, 2022.- A total of US$50,000 was donated by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to social welfare organizations committed to the health, education and environmental sectors in Honduras and is expected to benefit more than 6,000 people.

CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, highlighted: "We are very excited to know that our grain of sand will reach the people who need it most through basic implements, medicine, study opportunities and others. We are going through difficult times in our region, but we reaffirm our commitment to continue working to improve the quality of life of Central Americans."

The initiatives that received CABEI support during the first half of 2022 are:

· US$10,000 to the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano, to provide partial scholarships for students to continue their studies at said institution.

· US$6,000 to Centro Educativo Santa María Regina Coeli as financial support for six scholarships for low-income students with high academic achievement in the department of Choluteca.

· US$5,000 to Recolectores y Proveedores de Cortés S. de R.L. (RECYPROCO) to restore and equip the collection center that was destroyed by a fire. With this contribution, we will continue to raise awareness of the environment's importance, directly and indirectly benefiting more than 150 Hondurans.

· US$5,000 to the Central American Parliament for the "Jóvenes por Integración" project, made up of 100 young people who promote the defense and promotion of the environment by training some 5,000 public school students.

· US$5,000 to the Christian Burn Care Foundation (CRISAQ in Spanish), for treatment and medication for 15 low-income burn patients.

· US$5,000 to the SOS Villages, for the participation of 33 young people in the "Youth Can" program, which aims to strengthen and develop the life skills and employability of young people in vulnerable situations, preparing them for independent living, decision-making, and better job opportunities.

· US$5,000 to the Abrigo Foundation to enable the organization's two branches to continue operating and thus continue benefiting more than 1,800 Hondurans who receive monthly support.

· US$5,000 to the Pro-Aid Committee for the San Felipe Hospital and Nursing Home for the expansion of the temporary shelter at the San Felipe Hospital, benefiting more than 4,000 people.

· US$5,000 to the Honduran Association for the Fight Against Cancer for the awareness campaign, as well as for mammograms, directly benefiting more than 315 women.

These actions are part of CABEI's Environmental and Social Policy, specifically the Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility System (SASC) component, which aims to strengthen CABEI