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

A Year in Copan Ruinas

A Year in Copan Ruinas

Hey everyone! As many of you know, for the past year I have worked with Casita Copan as the Program and Development Coordinator.  As I get ready for my next adventure, I’d like to share a few of my most salient impressions and lessons with you all. Copan Ruinas is beautiful, magical, and…not such an… Continue Reading

One by One

One by One

It seems like there isn’t a lot that we haven’t experienced around here.  Each day can be an unpredictable, wild mix of happy laughter, temper tantrums, meetings, parent visits, chores, the occasional visit from a furry friend, little ones reaching big milestones, and so much more. Of course, with 50 plus kids and all of… Continue Reading

Transforming Families

Transforming Families

Dara joined us at Casita Copan about a year ago, when she was just seven months old.  Her mother, Marisela, worked selling tortillas and sewing clothes.  Dara was a small baby who was a bit withdrawn and easily scared. With time, Dara began to feel more comfortable in her class with the other kids in… Continue Reading