our video shoot in Campos Bananeros, Honduras

Neris Avila

Yesterday, we drove the long, dusty road to the home of Neris Avila, an OYE scholar who studies commerce in el Perla High School. She lives about an hour and a half outside of El Progreso in Campos Bananeros, the heart of the banana plantations. She is one of the few OYE scholars who lives with an unbroken nuclear family. She prefers rural life to city life, since she gets to spend a good amount of time with her parents and four siblings.

Neris, sister Merlin Avila, and mom Juana Gonzales

At OYE she takes part in the radio program, where she broadcasts her thoughts on issues like health, entertainment, and the country’s reality. She also organizes community outreach initiatives on special holidays to reach out to youth in the hard to reach communities of the banana plantations.

location shoot in Campos Bananeros

About Richard Lakin

Richard Lakin is the co-founder of 18 rabbits digital media. Named after the Mayan king (695-738 AD) who supported the arts during his reign in Central America, 18 rabbits digital media promotes social entrepreneurs, international development, educational institutions, NGOs, corporate social responsibility, non-profits, and community outreach projects through a strategic program of multimedia and internet distribution.
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