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Families

Honduras

A Safe Haven

A thriving, bustling community less than an hour from the capital, Rancho Santa Fe is the second oldest of the NPH homes, opening in 1985 starting with just five children.

Over 400 children make their home in this vast wooded oasis in the hills — a metropolis in comparison to the surrounding quiet pueblos — while an additional 100 youths study and live in the capital, Tegucigalpa.

NPH Honduras operates a Montessori-based preschool and elementary school, junior high school and vocational workshops. The farm has dairy cows, pigs, hens and rabbits. Cheese is made on-site along with tortillas and bread. A model greenhouse, gardens and fruit orchards provide the children with well-balanced, nutritional meals.

NPH Honduras is also home to Casa Eva, a rest home for elderly adults who previously had no one to care for them until coming to NPH. Casa de Los Ángeles provides 24-hour care for over 15 children living with severe disabilities. Pasos Pequeñitos, a children’s daycare center, helps single mothers in difficult circumstances who need extra assistance in caring for their children. Additional community outreach includes a children's soup kitchen which provides daily food and vitamins to impoverished children who would otherwise go unfed.

The on-site Holy Family Surgery Center, which opened in 2009, hosts several medical brigades every year providing thousands of medical consultations and surgeries to the NPH family and the surrounding community. The Community clinic, laboratory and dental facilities serve over 10,000 children and adults annually who would otherwise have little to no access to quality medical care.

Additionally NPH Honduras provides 100 academic scholarships to children and youth who otherwise would not be able to continue their education due to geography and costs. Some students attend classes at the NPH onsite school while other study at their local public school.

Country Facts

  • Number of Children living in the home: 469
  • Total Child Population: 607
  • Kindergarten Graduates: 16
  • Primary Graduates: 20
  • High School Graduates: 9
  • Vocational Certificate earned in a trade: 138
  • University Students: 50
  • Volunteers: 21
  • Childcare workers: 65

Responsible in Honduras

Stefan Feuerstein

National Director Honduras

Stefan

Stefan's first introduction to NPH was as a volunteer in 2003 after completing his undergraduate degree in Economics. After earning his Masters in Development Administration and working in finance, he then began his role as National Director of NPH Honduras in 2008.

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