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JOSE RAMOS, A HONDURAN FARMER TURNED INTO WHEELCHAIR TECHNICIAN.


Jose Ramos lives in the community of Buenos Aires, one and a half hours from the urban area of Atima, where he dedicates himself to the cultivation of his small coffee farm. This past year la Roya disease destroyed his coffee plantation as it happened to many other local farmers. As a result, Jose lost his financial independence and decided to migrate to the United States.


He was caught in Mexico and departed back to Honduras. During his time in Mexico, he experienced tiredness along with physical and emotional insecurity because he was separated from his family, leaving three children and his wife behind.


For the past two summers, OCHO volunteer Mike Simon has been training Jose on how to adapt wheelchairs for the patients that attend the CRIC at Atima. His dedication to becoming the best technician he can be has led to measurable professional growth. Mike donated a set of tools to Jose, which he has allowed him to continue to serve the families at the CRIC. His dedication to becoming the best technician he can be has led to measurable professional growth. Mike donated a set of tools to Jose, which he has allowed him to continue to serve the families at the CRIC. It has also provided Jose with a source of pride as he can now provide for his family as a technician in training.


You can continue to support Jose’s professional development, and his training of other local volunteers in Atima, by donating to the OCHO Future Fund. A donation of $250 will provide a set of tools for other local volunteers who can join Jose in serving the needs of the families at the CRIC.



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