Team in Honduras

A group of individuals on the ground in Honduras that visit areas that have required assistance to assess need.  Once a project has been selected, they liaise with local vendors and coordinate the ground breaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Marissa Flores – Legal Representative & Executive Director

Born in Honduras, Marissa Flores is currently pursuing a Law Degree as well as a Certification in Marketing Business. Marissa has dedicated her life to taking care of her family and working alongside her husband in various family projects. She was part of the “Perla del Ulua Lions Club,” an Altruistic Institution that is known for their devotion to help and serve the poor communities in her native country. In 2015, Marissa’s life changed radically when she became a volunteer for FEIH. Marissa is part of FEIH’s founding team in Honduras, and now serves as the Executive Director.

Eillim Flores Iráchez – Executive Ambassador

Eillim Flores Iráchez was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The daughter of a beloved lawyer and a teacher. Eillim graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in International Relations and Political Science. She entered the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Honduras after competing with over 800 applicants where she was among the 37 promising career Diplomats selected to represent her country abroad. She lovingly served the Honduran people living in the United States of America, at the General Consulate of Honduras in New York, where she received various recognition for her outstanding dedication and contributions to the Honduran Community and commitment to improving the lives of others by the Mayor of the City of Providence, Rhode Island, and was also honored by her exceptional contributions to the Economic, Cultural and Educational Development of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by the Secretary of State in 2016, among other recognitions by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of New York and other Members of Congress to honor remarkable Hondurans in the United States. 

She also served at the Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations in the field of Disarmament and International Security where she contributed towards the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons where Honduras became the 50th state party that allowed its entry into force in 2021.
Eillim has certified knowledge in Operationalizing the Right to Development in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals; is a Certified teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL); Certified Safety Management System Implementer, Risk Analyst, Auditor as well as a Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist in Strategic Management. 
Co-Founder & Former Vice-President of the Junior Chamber International of La Lima (JCI), and current Executive Ambassador of the Foundation of Education in Honduras (FEIH).

Gina Kawas – Director of Corporate Relations

Born in Honduras, Gina Kawas recently graduated with an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs and has also competed studies at the Universidad Complutense Madrid. She has worked as a political and economic analyst in the private sector and is now a free-lance columnist, working for a non-profit organization that undertakes efforts to alleviate poverty and violence in Honduras as well as to empower youth and civil society. Gina also interned in the Corporate Relations department at Americas Society/Counsel of the Americas in New York.