In Honduras, poor dental health is still a major cause of illness and even death. Many children arriving at El Hogar have never even owned a toothbrush. In 2006, Dr. Jim Campi a dentist from Maryland, visited El Hogar. “I was profoundly moved not only by the program, but by the realization that I had a chance to do something with my education and
We sometimes say, ‘El Hogar is not only a home. It is also a success story.’ Actually it is comprised of many individual success stories. The smiling faces of the students, teachers, staff and volunteers make them shine as a whole, but upon closer inspection the uniqueness of each person is evident. It is inspiring to read about the circumstances and successful individual experiences from
Written in 2008
Written in 2008.
Juan Carlos came to me when he was 6 years old. This letter was written in 2001 when he was 17 and in his second year of carpentry in the technical school.
Medardo Cardona began his life, like many Honduran children, in a single room wooden house with a dirt floor, two beds and no running water. Throughout his childhood he shared this space with eight family members. Medardo’s mother supported her children with a ‘chiclera’, a tiny sweet stall similar to others located on every Tegucigalpa street corner. From an early age, Medardo had a
In this powerful audio, Former Executive Director in Honduras, Rich Kunz, tells the story of how one child, Marvin, came to El Hogar and found a haven there to release the pain of his childhood. Rich Tells Marvin’s Story
Reflections from Rev. Richard Kunz Former Executive Director in Honduras Two weeks ago, one of the teenagers at the technical school foolishly tried to leap from one roof to another, and instead fell over twenty feet onto a cement sidewalk, badly injuring his head. He was taken to the emergency room at Hospital Escuela. Claudia and Lazaro went immediately to the hospital with the
Former Executive Director in Honduras, Rich Kunz, tells the story of a grandfather who, on his deathbed, places his two grandsons into the care of El Hogar. Rich Tells About Grandfather’s Wish.
On November 4, 2005 El Hogar Projects held their first reunion of El Hogar graduates. Thirty young men came to celebrate with the current graduates and to share news from their lives. Excitement was in the air as the young boys listened attentively to the stories shared by their older brothers and predecessors. Here are some of their stories. Jose Argelio Fernandez Lopez came