Water – Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos

We’ve been working with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Honduras, home to 700 children, since January to reduce their water and power consumption, but it’s only part of the answer. Water shortages during the dry season are forcing them to sell or kill their livestock and buy vegetables at a substantially higher cost. There is a…

Land for School – Urukundo Home

Arlene Brown founded Urukundo Home in Gitarama, Rwanda following the genocide. Little by little she managed to build the home to where 54 children now live. Older children attend boarding schools and college, returning home for school breaks and vacations. 300 children from the community attend K-5 school at Urukundo. Land adjacent to the home…

New Kitchen and Bathroom – Angeles Custodios

Angeles Custodios is an orphanage run by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart in La Ceja, Colombia and cares for 80 children. Government authorities threatened to shut down the home unless they made major updates to their existing kitchen and bathroom. While the orphanage had enough funding to maintain the care of the children,…

New truck/Industrial Washers – Angeles Custudios

At Angeles Custodios in La Ceja, Colombia, their clothes washers were broken again. They weren’t designed for heavy use, and they were paying two  employees wash clothes by hand for the 80 children living there. For a $2,000 investment they could buy new semi-industrial washing machines, saving $2,820 in wages. Farmers near the home donate…

Energy/Water Reduction – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) serves a population of approximately 600 people, 500 children and 100 staff and volunteers. The orphanage is located on over 2,000 acres of land an hour outside Tegucigalapa, Honduras. When the decline in the value of the euro impacted donations at the same time as increases in wages and benefits mandated…