Special Needs Caregiver – Sanderos De Amor


When Honduras shut down all federally funded orphanages, it caused a massive infusion of orphans into private orphanages. Sanderos de Amor accepted 9 children with special needs ranging from downs syndrome to cerebral palsy.

At first, they had no staff to handle them. They resorted to cribs in an attempt to control the situation. Three caregivers were working 8 hour shifts alone 7 days a week and the probability of losing the few staff they had was high. So the World Orphan Fund financed an additional full time caregiver for the first year.