Completed Projects

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…

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…

Emergency Food Grant – Orphanage Emmanuel

For years, Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras had only paid a token $2,500 a month for their electricity. But when the power company faced bankruptcy, the government changed the rules and required them to now pay between $13,000 and $17,000 a month to keep the power on. To make matters worse, the government made importing…

Water Cistern – Rayo de Esperanza

Rayo de Esperanza Orphanage is a family based home for children located in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. The city of Rio Dulce had been sporadically cutting off their water. It would not only leave them without water temporarily, but when the water flow was restored, their pipes would burst. The World Orphan Fund provided a grant…

Emergency Funding for Abused Children – Casita Copan

Missionaries Mike and Karen Madsen alerted us that 13 children had been living in squalor at an orphanage in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. The children were suffering from malnutrition, physical abuse, and neglect before the government finally stepped in and shut it down. The children, ages 3-14, were removed and taken to Casita Copan, an American…

Emergency 6 month Food Grant – Precious Moments

At Precious Moments in Guatemala City, Guatemala 190 students fill the tiny classrooms and are taught reading, writing, mathematics, art and computer skills. Each afternoon at least 50 children receive free childcare. On any given night, 14 spend the night in special sleeping quarters built by visiting missionaries. A storage closet has been converted to…

Arsenic Removal – Renacer Orphanage

When we visited Hogar Renacer Orphanage, a home for 37 children in Cofradia, Honduras, the directors told us children were getting sick and they suspected bacteria in the water. But when we tested their water for bacteria, we found something else. Arsenic, at four times the allowable level. We helped them to shift immediately to…

Clean Water – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos depends on water captured from the mountain during the rainy season, but it becomes dangerously low during the dry season. Worse, water from the dams often has bacteria in it, making the children sick. So The World Orphan Fund provided funding to drill two wells for a consistent supply of clean drinking…

Emergency Food Grant – El Refugio Orphanage

Operating on a total monthly budget of $1,100 USD for 27 children, the El Refugio Orphanage has been unable to provide adequate food for the children. We provided a $500 monthly food budget supplement until they were able to find long-term funding.

Well Repair – El Refugio Orphanage

El Refugio Orphanage had been relying on runoff water from the nearby mountain and purchasing bottled water for the children and had been spending $200 of their $1,100 monthly budget for bottled water. The property had a well, but it wasn’t functional. So The World Orphan Fund provided a grant to repair the well and…

Clean Water Well – Orphanage Emmanuel

In one year alone, Orphanage Emmanuel, located in Guaimaca, Honduras took in nearly 100 children after a fire at a government orphanage in the northern part of Honduras. Along with other new children, Orphanage Emmanuel’s population grew by 25% in just one year. With so many new children, their water supply couldn’t keep up with…