Unidentified man with two children in front of rose bushes and a red brick wall. Honduras, ca. 1985.
A beautiful child-one of many. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
An elder singing about freedom and return-He sang whenever Meyer Brownstone visited. He was important for vocalizing the problems of the refugees, messages to the outside world and the traditional culture. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Road block. These were unusual in mission experience and this one did not result in any difficulties. Honduras, ca. 1985.
View of a small refugee camp on a plateau in an arid and cleared landscape. Honduras, ca. 1985.
Young mothers. Mesa Grande, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Some infra structure work in Colomancagua village. Honduras, ca. 1985.
Joyce Dilling an American working as a teacher in Mesa Grande. In this image she is interviewing a recent arrival and her daughter. Joyce wrote an excellent book based on her experiences "In Search Of Refuge". Her stay in Mesa Grande was interrupted by illness and she was obliged to return home but reappeared as a peace worker in the Contra war in Nicaragua. Her book is more generally on the general refugee history with some emphasis on Mesa Grande. Honduras, ca. 1985
Listening to our tape deck. In general children were the focus of much attention from the various missions. Many were traumatized by the flight from El Salvador when refugees were attacked by the Salvador military and children were carried on the backs of Adults as they crossed the two rivers Lempa and Supul into Honduras while harassed and shot at by helicopters. But they responded to the friendliness, playfulness and small gifts from the mission members some of whom had a natural affinity to children e.g Father Greg Chisholm. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Young baby sitter. Many mothers were busy with multiple tasks-carrying water, washing clothes, preparing food , growing food, working in workshops. Young children were important in tasks that could be delegated by mothers. Mesa Grande, Honduras, ca. 1985.