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Orphan Outreach

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The Problem

Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America, and one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. 62.8% of all Hondurans live in extreme poverty.

An estimated 170,000 children are orphaned in Honduras.

There are nearly 21,000 new cases of children in crisis each year.

Only 43% of Honduran children enrolled in primary school complete the 6th grade. Only 30% will go on to secondary school, and 8% will continue on to college. 

Our Response

Orphan Outreach responds to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Honduras in 3 ways:

Working with the government and a growing network of local churches, we advocate for best practices and policies that directly affect the quality of care of children.

We invest in community outreach programs that strengthen and preserve families in high-risk, impoverished communities. These programs provide nutritious meals, access to Christian education, quality counseling and mentoring, and urgently needed medical care.

We look for innovative ways to better serve the best interest of orphaned and vulnerable children, including family-based care, foster care, kinship care, and adoption support.

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Our Ministry Programs

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Foster Care Initiative, Tegucigalpa

In partnership with the Honduran Child Protective Services (DINAF), Orphan Outreach and its partner in-country NGO are providing oversight and expertise in privatized foster care.

Ministry Emphasis:

Family Reunification, Foster & Adoption Support

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Hope of Jesus (Esperanza de Jesus), San Pedro Sula region

Hope of Jesus, also known as Esperanza de Jesus, is a private Christian home located near San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It offers protection and care for orphaned and vulnerable children. The children come from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds, but all share the need for a stable and secure environment where they can thrive and grow. In addition, the Hope Farm coffee plantation provides job opportunities to local families while helping to provide much-needed funding for ongoing ministry efforts.

Ministry Emphasis:

Therapeutic Care, Foster & Adoption Support, Family Reunification, Transitional Support, Humanitarian Aid, Community Outreach

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Niños—Comunidad (NiCo), La Paz

NiCo, which stands for Programa de Desarrollo Integral Niño—Comunidad (Program for Holistic Development of Children—Community), is a community outreach center providing Christ-centered care to vulnerable children in the town of La Paz, Honduras. The Early Childhood Development Program serves the needs of pre-school and Kindergarten students, and the afterschool programs offer help to students in 1st through 6th grades. The program provides each child with tutoring, mentoring, nutritious meals, counseling and therapy, and Bible study.

Ministry Emphasis:

Family Strengthening, Educational Support, Therapeutic Care, Humanitarian Aid, Community Outreach, Partnership

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