In 2004, SCW:Honduras became an official NGO in Honduras. A major part of the SCW mission is for this effort to become self-sustaining with a focus on in-country leadership. SCW: Honduras operates independently from SCW:USA under the direction of Alejandra Madrid. Ms. Madrid was one of the original volunteer architecture students working with SCW in 2000 and now serves as the Executive Director of SCW:Honduras. Alejandra coordinates all of SCW activities in Honduras.