A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

As you may have heard by now, Casita Copan has welcomed 13 amazing children into our care that were living in the orphanage “Angelitos Felices” for most or all of their young lives. Many of our Casita kids have lived or spent time at this orphanage, a place where the living conditions were appalling and… Continue Reading

A Confidence Boost for Moms

A Confidence Boost for Moms

Today I want to share a story from Gail, the President of the Board of Directors of the soon-to-be incorporated Casita Copán Canada (more info about this new branch of our organization coming soon!). This story struck me because it is a real-life and practical example of how our literacy program for mothers is making… Continue Reading

Reasons to Smile

Reasons to Smile

It’s been a whirlwind of a month but we’re finally settling in to our new place. It is WAY bigger than our old home so the first thing we had to do was put little gates on the doors so the little ones don’t get lost. But we’re getting into the rhythm of it and… Continue Reading

We’re Getting Ready to Move!

We’re Getting Ready to Move!

As you may have heard, Casita Copan is moving on up to a bigger home! Our kids are already counting down the days until the big move – scheduled for the end of the month. Kids, staff, and moms have been busy cleaning, raking leaves, fixing the electricity, sanding the walls, and planning color schemes… Continue Reading

2013: A Year In Pictures

2013: A Year In Pictures

Thanks to our amazing supporters, staff, and Casita families, 2013 was a great year. We now serve 35 children and 14 mothers and our programs are growing and improving each day! Nothing sums up what life is like at Casita better than the kids’ own smiling faces. So here’s a look at 2013 – in… Continue Reading

A New Bed for Each Family

A New Bed for Each Family

About three months ago when we officially launched our Women’s Program, we started by interviewing each of our Casita Copán moms. The interview was a tool to design our program to meet the needs and interests of the moms we serve, and it turned into an opportunity to really get to know the individual stories… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 7: Iliana

In Her Shoes Day 7: Iliana

Today is the last day of the In Her Shoes Challenge! It’s been an amazing week and I’m sure our challenge participants are both excited to go back to their normal routines but also a little changed after trying out what it’s like to live on a lot less. The great part about this challenge… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 6: Irma

In Her Shoes Day 6: Irma

Today is Day 6 0f the In Her Shoes Challenge. A lot of our challenge participants have pushed their comfort zones and made some realizations during this week of “walking in the shoes” of a Casita mom. Here is what Joyce (Casita Copán’s Board President in the United States) had to say: Tomorrow is the… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 5: Suyapa

In Her Shoes Day 5: Suyapa

It’s Day 5 of the In Her Shoes Challenge. Here’s what one of our challenge participants (and volunteer at Casita Copán) had to say: We only have $2,461 left to raise to meet our goal of raising $10,000!!! This money will go SO FAR in helping the mothers and children of Casita Copan. (P.S. I… Continue Reading