The Illich Foundation was named in memory of Illich Yermain Vasquez Rivera, who passed away June 10, 2010. He was a very special little boy, brought to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, by MHL in the fall of 2007. He was eventually diagnosed with TTD (trichothyodystrophy), an incurable illness. MHL continued to support Illich's many medical needs throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by his family and all the friends he made in his short lifetime. The Illich Foundation is run by Marny Rivera, Illich's aunt and hopes to serve other children whose medical needs cannot be met by other means.

Sam helps malnourished boy try on some new flip flops
MHL purchased 190 pairs of shoes and flip flops to be distributed to children who were in need of shoes. Some of these were distributed to the children in the malnutrition center in Sulaco.


Each village is given books to be used in their local schools. This past year MHL donated almost $200 worth of Spanish books.

Medical brigade walks the path to Monterrey to set up medical clinic
A doctor examines a young child who is suffering from malnutrition and parasites

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The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
                                                                             ~ Pablo Casals


Richard Seivert, director Mission Honduras LeMars has fun with some school children during the July 2010 planning mission trip
Francis Seivert visits Francisca at her home to check on her progress
Contact Us
 Mission Honduras LeMars
 709 Plymouth St. NE
 Le Mars, IA  51031
Phone: 712-540-3062
Fax:     712-546-9384

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