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HELPING HONDURAS KIDS

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Address:

1525 Western Ave. Maildrop #8 Albany NY 12203 USA

Mission:

To improve the level of dignity, education, opportunity and health for orphaned, abandoned, abused, and/or neglected and special needs children, single mothers and families on the north coast of Honduras. We also strive to share the love of Jesus Christ everywhere we go through acts of kindness and love.

Target demographics:

abondoned, abused, neglected children receive love, hope, opportunity and an education.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500+ children, single mothers and elderly

Geographic areas served:

La Ceiba, Honduras

Programs:

Hogar de Amor Children's Home and the Jungle School

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Rating: 5 stars  

No amount of words can express nor describe the love I have for this organization. Helping Honduras Kids is one of a kind, providing love and assistance to hundreds of children and families in Honduras. HHK built and operates a public school for children living in the impoverished mountain outside of La Ceiba, creating the opportunity for children to receive an education and a meal that they would otherwise not had access to. They also manage a children's home for children who have been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned. The amount of care and love these children receive is extraordinary. The amount of growth I have seen in the past four summers is incredible, and I cannot wait to return again this summer. The work being done their by this organization is truly amazing.

 
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I've had the privilege of being a board member with HHK for the past 5+ years now.

Helping Honduras Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children in a very poor part of the country, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives through love, education and support.

Having spent some time at the Hogar de Amor (orphanage) I found the children to be generally happy, flourishing and living as a family. Many of the kids previously experienced abuse and or abandonment and their challenges are many. At the Hogar they are loved and nurtured.

The Jungle School is built on the side of a mountain along the Cangregal River. It is an amazing place to visit when school is in session. You'll find it filled with children who appreciate the 'opportunity' to go to school. They navigate its steep and sometimes slippery cement-filled-tire staircase like wild gazelles, rushing to and from classrooms. It's a sight to behold! The JS provides a free education to more than 200 children, who would otherwise not be educated, giving kids a clear path forward.

Honduras is a beautiful place to visit with picturesque mountains and crystal clear turquoise waters. If you can find or make the time for a visit, it's truly a remarkable experience.

With growing programs, new classrooms and more kids, HHK is severely underfunded and always in need of donors and sponsors for the children. If you'd like to help, learn more or visit the Hogar or Jungle School go to: HelpingHondurasKids.org

 
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In short, Helping Honduras Kids is an incredible organization that provides poor and/or orphaned children with a home, education, food, medicine, and opportunities for a better life where there would otherwise be none. Working with HHK is the highlight of my year, and I can't wait to return this summer for my 4th trip. The relationships formed with the children at the Hogar de Amor (House of Love) and Jungle school cannot be matched. Most of these children have a history of neglect and abuse, and HHK is their rescue. Serving alongside HHK allows volunteers to have a hands-on impact in changing the lives of some incredible kids. Side note: Honduras is a beautiful country.

-Niki

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have led over 250 youth and college students from the States to Honduras with Helping Honduras Kids since 2007 and am constantly impressed with the work they are doing for so many along the central north coast of Honduras. They are so well-connected with the community and families in the area and have such huge hearts for providing a brighter future for them. Our students have served at the Hogar de Amor children's home, the Jungle School, with Grandma's Kids in El Porvenir, and visited several Campositas (villages). There are so many projects to help with from mixing concrete and painting to teaching classes and helping out around the children's home. Even if you cannot speak Spanish, you will be able to get around and offer something to the kids. Also, they can arrange lodging, transportation and other travel needs if you would like. Get ready to absolutely fall in love with Honduras and the staff and children of HHK.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After going to Honduras and seeing the programs and assistance that Helping Honduras Kids lend the children of Honduras, I was amazed that they are able to do so much with so little. Most of the organization is volunteer with a few paid teachers and local Tias. It was inspiring to see the kids of the Hogar with big smiles on their faces and the kids at the Jungle School so eager to learn. It's refreshing to see such good being done.
Stewart

 
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I began working with Helping Honduras Kids as a volunteer in 2006 from the USA, and have volunteered in many roles over the last 8 years. In 2010, I visited Honduras to see the Children's Home and Jungle School and my heart has forever belonged to the children I met since then. I was so impressed with the great work this organization has done to make a better future for so many children. Kids that were abandoned, abused, neglected and/or orphaned now have a beautiful home to live in; they have a great school to attend, and they have caretakers and teachers who love them and have spent many years making the children's lives better. HHK is dedicated to helping kids that have come from all kinds of abusive pasts and help them heal with the love of Christ Jesus.
In 2012 I decided to make the move to Honduras and become a permanent part of working with HHK. I became a member of their Board and serve as Secretary. I love the kids and the hugs and the laughter. Life in Honduras and with the children is not without its challenges, but all the joys and smiles make up for it all. It has been a great time of healing for the children at the Hogar de Amor over the years.
I would recommend anyone that wants to have a truly great volunteer experience should visit Honduras and help them for a month or more. There are many children who need sponsorship too, and you can be confident that your money goes to the children and the programs that you designate it to. HHK is a place of integrity and hope for many future generations of children.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I had an amazing experience with Helping Honduras Kids at the Hogar de Amor and the Jungle School when we went on a mission trip last summer. We finally got to meet the girl we had been sending gifts to for Christmas. This sparked a relationship with us sponsoring her and us communicating with her via email. Helping Honduras Kids provides excellent care for these children. Thanks HHK!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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HHK has had a huge impact on my life. I started volunteering at the Hogar de Amor and Jungle School when I was 16 years old, and it has become part of who I am today. The relationships I have made through my involvement in HHK has made me into the person I am today, and I plan to continue volunteering with this organization. This organization shows love and devotion to these children and helps lead the children to a relationship with The Lord. HHK is so inspiring! It is also very refreshing to know that when I donate to HHK, 100% of the money is actually being used to help the children. Once you get involved in this organization, you cannot help but fall in love with the children! Those who already sponsor a child, I strongly recommend that you visit these amazing children! You will come back with such an amazing outlook on life! I would not trade my experiences with HHK for anything in the world!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I became a sponsor in 2010, and visited for the first time in 2011...and have been continuously amazed by this ministry ever since. Between the Children's Home and the Jungle School, there are 100 children who take great joy in getting to know you, giving you hugs, showing you the games and tricks and things that they have learned how to do...and craving every second of love and attention you are willing to share with them. As you learn their stories, you begin to understand why. They win a very special place in your heart quickly, as do the leaders of HHK. The directors, teachers, housemother's, and volunteers that work with this organization are totally focused on giving these children the childhood, the family structure, nutrition, education, and relationship with Christ that will give them the best chance possible tor a bright future. They are selfless and fully committed to the wellbeing of the kids. We have been nothing but impressed with every aspect of this ministry, and have continued to increase our support as we see the needs. Knowing the character of those running HHK, and experiencing the gratitude and love freely given by the kids makes supporting Helping Honduras Kids a joy! You can easily see the impact that you are making, and that is rewarding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...find a way to have more funds on a monthly basis because everything costs money they don't have. I would love to see more of these bright kids go to high school, and those that excel in high school go to college. I would take more families in the mountain monthly food subsidies so that they could eat more than rice and beans, and the kids could be kids rather than gathering firewood and water. I would build a church on the mountain where the kids live, and provide better transportation.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Besides a regular donor, my wife and I take groups to volunteer at HHK. We have witnessed first hand the love and care that this organization provides to the orphaned and to the children of the Jungle School. In an age where it is hard to trust that donated dollars are being put to good use, it is a breath of fresh air to see how this organization makes every dollar we donate count! I encourage every donor to visit and see for themselves, but you might find that something more lasting will happen to you. You might think that you are going there to serve, but will quickly find how those people in need serve you with their love, gratitude, and smiles.

The only way to help individuals out of poverty is education and teaching the love of God. The organization rates an A+ on both accounts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure they had more resources to accomplish more.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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