Meet Doris, Our New Director of Development 😃

Meet Doris, Our New Director of Development 😃

Hi there! My name is Doris Oliva. I’m happy to announce to you that I’m the new Director of Development at Casita Copan. And I’d like to share with you a little bit about me. I was raised in different towns in the Copan area. My family consists of eight children plus my parents, making… Continue Reading

Interview with Gabriel

Interview with Gabriel

Gabriel is a 13 year old boy in the second year of our practicante program, where teenagers receive a high school scholarship in exchange for shadowing and helping out each staff member. He is friendly and outgoing, passionate about futbol, and is not afraid to dream big. Through this program, he can have a chance… Continue Reading

My Time Volunteering at Casita Copán

My Time Volunteering at Casita Copán

  Guest Blog Post by Skye Travers My name is Skye Travers and I am a political science student at the University of Georgia. I have volunteered at several organizations throughout my life; but the one I felt most pride in working with is named Casita Copán, located in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. I volunteered there… Continue Reading

Aura of Hope

Aura of Hope

Through dirt roads and untamed weeds, Aura treks down a mountain to get to work in Copán Ruinas. Already, the walk is long, and holding the hand of her three-year-old son, David, doesn’t make it any easier due to his relentless curiosity. Every so often, they take a break for her to carry him. All… Continue Reading

Coffee with Doris

Coffee with Doris

School is out in Honduras until next year. This means it is a very busy time for us at Casita Copán! While it gets hectic, the teaching staff work tirelessly to ensure that the children have days full of activities that will foster their development while also letting them be kids; free playtime is a… Continue Reading

A Wish for Equality in Honduras

A Wish for Equality in Honduras

Recently, a friend asked me: “What do you think is the cure for machismo in your country?” Her, from the USA, asking me, from Honduras. “I don’t know anyone cured yet,” I answered, “not in any country.” Machismo exists on a spectrum: an endless count of attitudes and behaviors that reinforce the notion that men are… Continue Reading

A Wish for Health

A Wish for Health

When Jesús had his first seizure, at age nine, we were concerned, but definitely not surprised. Jesús would be our third child at Casita Copan with epilepsy, a condition he shares with his biological mother. His first seizure was not very shocking, but his second and third caused us to rush to the hospital in… Continue Reading

Today We Celebrate Independence, but for Whom?

Today We Celebrate Independence, but for Whom?

En español This month in Honduras, all towns and cities are dressed in white and blue, the colors of our flag. On September 15 we celebrate our various independences: first from Spain, then from Mexico, and finally from the former Federal Republic of Central America. After all this history we can’t help but ask: is Honduras… Continue Reading

We’re Celebrating Four Years!

We’re Celebrating Four Years!

Think about the first four years of a child’s life, when every day means learning something new. How to eat, crawl, form words, walk, run, jump, dance, draw, make friends, trust adults. Now imagine those first four years growing up in a dark orphanage with limited interaction, never enough food, and only fleeting glimpses of… Continue Reading

10 Palabras que solo tienen sentido en Honduras

10 Palabras que solo tienen sentido en Honduras

Spanglish version at the end Honduras es macizo, y no hablo de su infraestructura. Tenemos miles de palabras que solo entre nosotros entendemos. Inclusive a nivel regional, las diferencias entre el estilo de comunicación, el vocabulario, y la manera de tratar a la gente es muy variada. Somos un país de diversidad: ecológica, social y culinaria, y… Continue Reading