How to Do Voluntourism Responsibly

How to Do Voluntourism Responsibly

Summer is coming to an end! For the past few months, we have been awash with requests from potential volunteers.  Generally, potential volunteers contact us wanting to do combine their travel to Honduras while donating their time to complete short projects—painting, gardening, or hosting a workshop for kids.  This type of work—voluntourism, as it is… Continue Reading

“I’m gonna grow to be taller than you!”

“I’m gonna grow to be taller than you!”

“I’m going to finish my food before you!” Iker proclaimed between bites of chicken. “Well, I’m gonna eat all of my food, then go get more food, so I’m gonna grow up to be taller than you!” David stood up, dropping his spoon on the table emphatically. Ana Maria joined the conversation: “No, I’m gonna… Continue Reading

Alex’s Journey to Fulfilling his Dreams

Alex’s Journey to Fulfilling his Dreams

Alex easily kicks the soccer ball across the field.  His teammate receives the ball, advances on the opposition, and passes it back to Alex, who kicks it straight into the goal.  Alex’s teammates cheer, and he bows his head and lightly jogs back to position, slightly embarrassed. If ever any moment described Alex, this would be it.  At… Continue Reading

Meet Kristyn, our new Program and Development Coordinator!

Meet Kristyn, our new Program and Development Coordinator!

Hey everyone! I’m Kristyn, and I’m here to work as the Program and Development Coordinator for Casita Copan.  Throughout my professional life, I have been dedicated to working to alleviate some of the challenges faced by women and children worldwide. I had my first experience living abroad when I moved to Sierra Leone, West Africa… Continue Reading