It seems one of my online acquaintances has come up with a very good idea to counter the effects of the economic sanctions against Honduras because they dared to remove a corrupt dictator.
So here we are asking not just people inside Honduras to buy Honduran products, but other people in the world also to put on their list to check and buy things made in Honduras.
I have decided to compile a list of products and will be checking with Fed Ex as well as DHL and Gigante Express to find out what they charge and what can be shipped from Honduras to the US. I will be setting up an individual site for these purchases to be made through Pay pal for cost only. I will not make a profit off of them, not one penny so what you will pay is what it would cost you in Honduras plus the shipping charge which I will try to negotiate to see what rate they will give me. For now I will get the list.
(these are the two brands we use but I will make notes the next time I go to the store for the others to add here or someone else can gladly help me in comments and things will be added to the list.)
(make sure it says produced in Honduras)
They ship things like bananas, pinneapples, oranges, cantelopes, and watermelons. I will check to see if we export avocados but I do not think we do at this point. That I am sure can be worked up in the future. You can also go to your local produce farmer's market as well and see if they get their stuff from Honduras and purchase there as well as of course supporting your local farmers with their produce.
Beer and Liquor products
Barhena(sort of like Corona but it is Honduran beer)
Salva Vida (bleck..but then I do not like beer)
Catrachito (a clear alcohol that is similar to Vodka in that it is not really very strong in juice, but it is very cheap...here about 35 lempiras a bottle)
Ron Plata (rum either in gold or white colors)
Maggi(make sure it says made in Honduras) this is a boullion product that comes in a variety of flavors such as chicken, beef, onion and garlic, shrimp, etc.
Campo Fresco, tomato sauce, tomato paste, etc
Local cheese products. Up to 5 lbs can be shipped without declaring it as customs taxed.
I will be contacting ANDI and the Central Bank to see what is needed further than this for me to export to the US and other countries as non profit for the crisis that is in front of the country. I live in the neighborhood directly across from the Camara de Comercio so I am sure they will be glad to help me in this adventure.
Give me time to go to the store, things will be added. Not in the too far distant future we will have our own cheese and creme products that will be available locally and internationally if we can...I will let everyone know. We have cows that are still young and not yet producing milk, but some are meat cows and some are milk cows...so give us about six months so that they can start production and I will let everyone know what the prices will be. Locally most cheese runs between 30-55 lempiras a pound and creme about the same price. My husband travels about every three months so if you are in the local Atlanta area it will be easy for him to simply get it to you personally otherwise we will have to ship which will require the appropriate sanitation permits, etc.