When retail meets philanthropy

When retail meets philanthropy

Early last summer, a group of dedicated individuals visited Casita Copan to found out more about the work we do in Copan Ruinas. With the guidance and leadership of the Retail Orphan Initiative (Retail ROI), they spent time getting to know our kids, staff, and our facilities. They left Casita and Copan excited and motivated… Continue Reading

COVID-19: A Nurse and Casita Copan Sponsor Perspective

COVID-19: A Nurse and Casita Copan Sponsor Perspective

As a sponsor of two children through Casita Copan and a nurse in the United States, I felt concern for my two sponsored children as the COVID-19 crisis spread across the world, and I started researching how this pandemic might affect them and their country. As I gathered information, I realized that the effects of… Continue Reading

Update from Casita Copan’s Executive Director

Update from Casita Copan’s Executive Director

First, I would like to send my very best to you and your loved ones during this difficult time, especially those who are working on the front lines, risking their lives to protect the most vulnerable. I wanted to share with you what is happening here in Honduras and at Casita Copán, as we face… Continue Reading

Meet Our New Development Coordinator, Arielle!

Meet Our New Development Coordinator, Arielle!

Hi friends, I’m Arielle, and I’m very excited to become the new Development Coordinator for Casita Copán! Let me tell you a bit about my story and what led me to Casita! I have always had a strong interest in Social Justice. After graduating with a Masters of Law in France in 2013, I decided… Continue Reading

Covid-19 and Casita Copan

Covid-19 and Casita Copan

First, we wish all of our readers and supporters all the safety and wellness during this time. We know the current state of the world has brought uncertainty to many, as we continue to be entangled in this global pandemic. With that, we wanted to shed a bit of hope, and give you all an… Continue Reading

Youth Transitions

Youth Transitions

As our year is just getting started, we are reflecting back on a tremendous milestone we had last year.  Velkis and Eduardo joined our “Casita” Foster home program in 2014 when our program was just getting started. They were previously in the local orphanage, where conditions were dire and bleak. At Casita, they had access… Continue Reading

Special Education at Casita

Special Education at Casita

Our brand new pilot special education program is up and running. The program, funded with a grant from RetailROI, has seen around 30 students from the school in our neighborhood receive the additional learning support that they need so that they are not left behind in class. The students, aged from 7 to 11 years,… Continue Reading

Casita is 7 years old today!

Casita is 7 years old today!

Guest blog post by Christopher Butterworth – Community member Let me kick things off by wishing a very happy birthday to the most incredible organization in my favorite place in Central America. Casita Copan is celebrating its seventh birthday on what should be a special day for all children in Honduras. Today is also Children’s… Continue Reading

#JoinTheResolution

#JoinTheResolution

This week, we are launching our Resolve campaign!   In the upcoming year, our aim is to get closer to resolving the issues that cause child abandonment.  Over the next eight weeks, we’ll focus on the root causes of child abandonment: child malnutrition, gender inequality, lack of access to education, and poverty.  We’ll be sharing information,… Continue Reading

6 years and counting

6 years and counting

Every one of our anniversaries we are reminded of why we started Casita. This past Children’s Day we marked year number 6! As we know, circumstances for kids can be bleak, and for some of our children have already endured the cruel realities of an unjust world. But if there’s one thing that we’ve learned… Continue Reading