In Her Shoes Day 4: Teresa

In Her Shoes Day 4: Teresa

We’re halfway through the challenge – Day 4! Only 3 more days to go. We’re so thankful for our challenge participants who are  surviving on just $21 this week and doing an amazing job of spreading the word and collecting donations for Casita Copán. It’s not too late to support their efforts. Why not check… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 3: Oralia

In Her Shoes Day 3: Oralia

It’s Day Three of the Challenge… it’s raining hard here in Copán but the power only went out for about a half hour, so we can’t complain. As promised, we’re highlighting one of our moms each day of the challenge. Today we’re sharing the story of Oralia, one of our very first Casita moms. Oralia… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 2: Maria Elena

In Her Shoes Day 2: Maria Elena

Today is Day Two of the In Her Shoes Challenge. Our challengers are probably starting to feel the burn of having only $21 to spend on food for an entire week. $21 is the average salary of our Casita moms, but the reality is that this money has to cover rent and bills, not just… Continue Reading

In Her Shoes Day 1: Maria Antonia

In Her Shoes Day 1: Maria Antonia

Today is Day One of the In Her Shoes Challenge! Our awesome challenge participants have signed up to live on just $21 this week to show their support for our hard-working moms at Casita Copán. The goal of the challenge is to raise awareness about women in Honduras who fight against poverty every day while… Continue Reading

Programs for Youth

Programs for Youth

It’s hard to believe it, but our kids are getting older! Our oldest child at Casita is 13 years old, but the majority of our “older kids” are between 8 and 10 years old. This may seem young, but the truth is that many of our children have experienced a lot in their young lives… Continue Reading

A Look Back on the Year

A Look Back on the Year

The last week of celebrating Casita Copán’s one-year anniversary has finally died down enough to give me a little time for reflection. When we started a year ago, it was a huge risk. We had the idea, the passion, and the drive but we were depending entirely on the hope that others would jump aboard… Continue Reading

A New Home for Jairo

A New Home for Jairo

I am thrilled to share the news that we have welcomed our newest child to Casita – a little boy named Jairo. The story of Jairo is particularly special because we have helped reunite him with his grandmother and his sister and he now has a home to live in. Jairo has spent much of… Continue Reading

Our New Women’s Program

Our New Women’s Program

  As soon as Casita started, we started to realize the need for developing programs that addressed the challenges that single mothers in the community of Copán Ruinas face. We’ve always been focused on building strong relationships with our moms so that we can be a support system for both them and their children. Casita… Continue Reading

Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids

There is nothing sweeter than seeing kids team up to help another kid – especially one they’ve never even met! It all started with Ellen Finn, the founder of Project School Supplies. Ellen is known around Copán Ruinas for helping the kids from the mountain villages around town that most people have never even ventured… Continue Reading

Starfish and Good Collisions

Starfish and Good Collisions

A blog post written by volunteer Kristen Pierce. I am so grateful for the experiences that I have had and continue to have with Casita Copán. Having heard about the vision before it was a reality, when I started my journey here I never would have expected the real thing to live up to the… Continue Reading