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…

Funding for Childcare Workers – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a home for 500 children about an hour from Tegucigalpa, was being forced to consider some pretty heart-wrenching choices. With 75 new children, a declining Euro, and a massive increase in the minimum wage in Honduras, they were planning to cut 14 much-needed childcare workers. So the World Orphan Fund send an…

Energy/Water Reduction – Orphanage Emmanuel

With the Honduran power company going bankrupt, Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras saw a 600% increase in the cost of their electricity, from $2,500 a month to $16,000. Our plan dramatically reduced their energy consumption and cost. We found most of their energy use hinged on four key areas: water usage, lighting, refrigeration and laundry….

Boys Home – Nuestro Pequeño Hermanos

When the Honduran government shut down their childcare services division due to ineffectiveness, all government run children’s homes were closed as well. As a result  Nuestro Pequeño Hermanos received 75 children in just one month and faced both a baby boom and a housing crisis. One of their existing buildings could provide the space but…

Emergency Van Replacement – Montana De Luz

When we first visited Montana de Luz, an orphanage caring for children with HIV, they told us they could handle anything as long as they had their medication and transportation to take kids to see specialists up to three times a week. Then, they lost their van in a crash and needed $15,000 to replace…

Special Needs Physical Therapist – Bencaleth

Casa Hogar Bencaleth is a home for 21 special needs orphans in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It’s one of three special needs homes we have visited in the country (the others are Casa Angeles in Tegucigalpa and Good Samaritan in San Pedro Sula). Bencaleth provides outstanding care but without outside support they lack the funding to provide…

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…

Three Children’s Homes – Casita Copan

    After the World Orphan Fund provided emergency funding to Casita Copan to rescue 13 children who had been living in a rat infested home where they were alternatively neglected or beaten, permanent housing was needed. We created three family homes with a paid foster mother for each. The World Orphan Fund provided two…

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…

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…

Roof Replacement – Orphanage Emmanuel

Orphanage Emmanuel was founded in 1989 with just five children and has since grown to more than 500 children. Many of the older buildings are deteriorating from climate, termites, and wear. We funded the replacement of old terra cotta roofs on three homes with new fiberglass tiles at a cost of $45,000.

Surgeries – Montana de Luz

In January of 2014, we visited Montana de Luz, an orphanage in the mountains of Honduras. Originally a hospice to provide end-of–life care for HIV orphans, today children there are able to live happy and normal lives. With medication and proper care their disease is under control, and watching them play you would never know…

Vocational Training – Orphanage Emmanuel

In third world countries like Honduras, employment options are limited even when you have the stability of a family, but as an orphan the failure-to-succeed rate can exceed 90%. We funded the first vocational training program at Orphanage Emmanuel. Programs include sewing, computer repair, electrical, and plumbing.

Third Grade Teacher – Hogar Suyapa

Hogar Suyapa, an orphanage in El Progresso, Honduras, focuses on the most vulnerable children under age five. But as the children grow up, they need a safe environment to learn. The Hogar had been educating children from Kindergarten through second grade, but needed help to expand to the third grade for the 2013 school year….

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…

New Boys House – Orphanage Emmanuel

After a fire at Nueva Esperanza, a government orphanage in the northern part of Honduras, Orphanage Emmanuel took in nearly 100 children. Added to other recent new arrivals, Emmanuel’s population had grown by 25% in just a few months. With 520 children it is the largest orphanage in Honduras. The World Orphan Fund provided a…

New Special Needs House – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

A core strength of Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos in La Venta, Honduras is their care for special needs children. When we first visited their campus, they had two houses for special needs children: Casa Emmanuel for boys with disabilities and Casa Maria Reina for the girls. These homes care for extremely handicapped children in need of…

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…

University Scholarships

The World Orphan Fund has a scholarship program to assist students attending university in both the US and their home countries. We work together with sponsors and orphanage homes on a case-by-case basis.

New Truck – Montana de Luz

Montana de Luz, an orphanage for HIV orphans in Nueva Esperanza, Honduras badly needed to replace a critical pickup truck, but were unable to obtain the loan necessary to purchase it. So The World Orphan Fund offered Montana de Luz a five year, $25,000 interest free, loan and promised to match every dollar they raised…

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…

Toddler House – Orphanage Emmanuel

The World Orphan Fund provided a grant of $22,000 USD to build a toddler house at Orphanage Emmanuel, located in Guaimaca, Honduras to help provide housing for a rapidly-growing population. The house was already under construction when a fire at a government orphanage left 150 kids homeless. The result was a massive influx of toddlers…