Partner with us to make life better for Hondurans.
Casa de Esperanza is entirely run by volunteers. We intentionally keep our overhead costs low to funnel as much money to our cause as possible. That is why 97% of your contribution goes directly to fund our programs and services in Honduras.
In November, 2020, hurricane Eta moved across Honduras, causing many people to abandon their homes and possessions in search of shelter and safety. According to our ministry partners, Ada and Chema, “At this time Honduras is suffering a lot, mainly the people who are on the north coast. There is a lot of destruction– fallen bridges, landslides, mudslides, collapses in the roads, and there is no passage to the north or the south of Comayagua.” This natural disaster, on top of the pandemic, is a cause for great concern. Your donation will provide support for our ministry partners as we seek to provide hope and healing amidst this tragedy.
The average monthly salary is below L8,500 (Lempiras) which equates $352 American dollars. It’s not a lot, considering the basic budget shown to here.
One month’s rent for a house. Home ownership is an unattainable goal for the majority of the country’s population.
Bus and taxi fares, since no one owns a car.
Is left for food and other expenses, and food is more expensive than it in the US. A whole raw chicken is L100, yet ironically sugary Coca-Cola® is less expensive than clean, bottled water. And because of a 40 percent interest rate, no one can afford to borrow money to pay for medical emergencies, home repairs, or other items we take for granted.
Your dollars can go further in providing relief in Honduras. There is a saying there, “el dólar rinde más en Honduras,” meaning “you can wring more out of a dollar in Honduras.”
Provides vision exams and an assortment of dental care including cleanings and fillings.
Covers our water and electricity needs as well as a month’s tuition for two children
Supports a child’s education, clothing, housing, and food for a month OR the cost of their school supplies