Moving forward: the launch of Mercadito

Moving forward: the launch of Mercadito

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new program, Mercadito, or little market in English. Mercadito comes from a confluence of ideas, situations, and the need for innovative solutions. The beauty of Casita Copan lies in our ability to constantly readjust to our surroundings and circumstances while remaining focused on the health, well-being, and… Continue Reading

Casita supporters’ eventful trip home

Casita supporters’ eventful trip home

Following multiple bookings and a series of canceled flights, long time Casita Copan supporters Eric and Sue Hammond were able to make it back home to Ottawa after their unexpectedly extended visit to Honduras. Eric and Sue are among the longest standing and most loyal of Casita Copan’s supporters. They first donated to Casita in… 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

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

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

Meet Karina, Director of Development

Meet Karina, Director of Development

My name is Karina and I am the newest member of the Casita Copan team. In my role as Director of Development I will be keeping our supporters updated on all our projects as well as looking for further avenues for organizational growth. I am very excited to join the growing Casita team! Tegucigalpa and… Continue Reading

Why High School Matters & What We’re Doing

Why High School Matters & What We’re Doing

The future is always littered with obstacles. But here in Honduras, where unemployment is rampant and political instability is rising, the challenges of the future can seem insurmountable. One of the best ways to tackle this insecurity is armed with a high school education. In Honduras, public education is free and required up until grade… Continue Reading

What’s it like to be a Casita mom?

What’s it like to be a Casita mom?

Here is a blog post from Daysi, our psychologist and Program Director for our “Casitas.” Here she talks about our Casita foster moms, the amazing women who have committed their lives to caring for and loving abandoned children in our “Casitas,” or family style care homes. I have the opportunity to talk to the Casita… Continue Reading

One month into the casitas… is it working?

One month into the casitas… is it working?

I asked Maria if I could come visit her on Saturday. “You’ll have to ask my mommy Zoila,” she said. Zoila is five-year-old Maria’s foster mother, an incredible woman who has committed to raising five children – children who are not her biological family – as her own. Maria’s new “casita” is a bright pink… Continue Reading