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

A New School Year

A New School Year

It’s hard to believe that February is over and the children have been back at school for almost a complete month already.  Time sure does fly fast here at Casita Copan.  But it’s bound to happen when there is always so much happening. This new school year marks a high percentage of our children attending… Continue Reading

A Note from our Founder

A Note from our Founder

Things move fast at Casita Copán. Sometimes you have to pause to reflect, otherwise you start to take things for granted. And this year does not deserve to be taken for granted. Because of people like you, our little children’s home not only grew this year, but thrived. We welcomed new children into our center,… Continue Reading

Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

As I wait outside the gate, I hear the pitter patter of tiny feet running to the fence and a crescendo of voices chanting with great excitement, “Beti! Beti! Beti!” I can see several small faces peering at me through the fence, reaching their precious little hands through to try to touch me even though… Continue Reading

Everyone is Important

Everyone is Important

I have been back in Copán for a full month now.  It has been an extremely busy month and I am glad to be here.  My name is Tiersa and I started to work at Casita Copan at the beginning of September, mostly working in the office with Emily.  I first started to be interested… Continue Reading

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

As you may have heard by now, Casita Copan has welcomed 13 amazing children into our care that were living in the orphanage “Angelitos Felices” for most or all of their young lives. Many of our Casita kids have lived or spent time at this orphanage, a place where the living conditions were appalling and… Continue Reading