SHELTERS FOR CHILDREN
Protecting Our Children
CAUSA Hispana was actively involved with Honduran schools when we received a call from the local government. Honduran Public Ministry was experiencing lack of space to safely locate, temporary housing for children in dire situations. To alleviate this situation contacted us. When CAUSA Hispana received the call, we sprang into action. We immediately hired staff and rented a small apartment, but it wasn’t enough. They needed to house more children, and so, we got to work again—scouting locations and hiring more staff.
Today, we run a shelter that accommodates up to 36 children. In the seven years of operation, we have housed more than 800 children—providing a safe harbor with access to education and medical care. On average, children stay at the shelter for 90 days, but in special circumstances, it could be years before a safe, permanent home is found. Our shelter has given these children an opportunity to live a normal life and seeing a positive change on these little faces encourages us to take it a step further… that’s where you come in.
A Call to Action
Developing countries receiving foreign aid often fall dependency phase due do to corruption or inadequate distribution of funds, promoting policies that create economic distortions and foster government dependency. Traditional foreign aid relies on the government-to-government model and doesn’t generate sustainable opportunities on the ground for the people. CAUSA Hispana is determined to break the dependency mindset so that people living in Central American countries thrive on their own accord. To accomplish this monumental task, we need your help.
To promote independence, we must start at the root of the problem by improving children’s living standards, implementing long-range educational strategies and providing access to healthcare. Your generous donation will help:
- Renovate the children’s shelter and provide much-needed supplies;
- Purchase an ambulance for the local hospital servicing the children’s shelter and surrounding hard-to-reach rural areas; and,
- Overhaul the local schools, creating a national model, by implementing a more effective curriculum and providing adequate school supplies.
CAUSA Hispana strives to empower people in Central American countries. Your generous donation will help refocus efforts into breaking the dependency mindset and ending the cycle of poverty.