No matter what you set out to do in life, there’s always a desire to make a difference in the world. Speak to any college student who’s about to graduate and you very quickly notice the hope and optimism they have about making a difference in the world. Many of them will even mention that they’re planning on working within a nonprofit organization. That singular desire to leave the world a better place is at the heart of the work being done at El Hogar.
Our work started in 1979 with five scared and hungry children who were taken in off the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and given a path toward a brighter future. The work started small with a rented house, but has multiplied quickly over the years. From those initial children, El Hogar has grown to annually caring for and educating 250 children on four campuses in Honduras. In 2001, El Hogar Ministries was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization to enable North American citizens to play a part in the work being done in Honduras. Our supporters come from all over the United States and Canada, and their numbers are growing.
We’re excited to share information about El Hogar with you through this blog. It’s going to be a great opportunity for you to learn about us and the students we care for. The backgrounds that they’ve come from are terrible by standards in North America, but are sadly all too common for children in Honduras. Without us, they face a difficult path. Without us, the cycle of poverty will continue for them and for future generations. But, that’s without us.
With us, these children have a safe place to call home. With us, these children receive an education that empowers them to achieve their goals for the future. With us, these children give hope to their families and communities. With us, the cycle of poverty stops and a new chapter begins.
If you want to learn more about El Hogar and become a part of our story, please visit us at www.elhogar.org.