Honduras is the second poorest country in Latin America, but the people here are more than statistics. They have a name and they have a face. They have a story.
Jorge lives in Las Brisas, an impoverished community by the river in the capital city of San Pedro Sula. His father is abusive and his mother didn't finish 6th grade so she works for next to nothing cleaning houses. His older brothers also dropped out of school and work in the streets, trying to sell goods to support their family. They all have significant health issues and no access to any sort of medical care.
Many Honduran families struggle to make ends meet and have little access to services that can bring about sustainable change. But the people of Honduras are hard-working and determined to make a better life for themselves and their children. They need someone to help them break the cycle of poverty.
When you minister in Honduras with Buckner, you will meet the hard-working mothers who go to the Buckner Family Hope Center several times a week to learn how to sew, how to start their own business and how much God loves them. Families like Jorge's will leave an eternal mark on your soul as you pray for them, minister to them and shine hope in the darkness.
The Buckner Family Hope Center®
In Honduras, we have a Family Hope Center in San Pedro Sula, where vulnerable children and fragile families receive not only immediate help for daily needs but also long-term training and counseling to help them achieve self-sufficiency and relief from poverty. The Family Hope Center serves a community where about 500 families live in homes made of cardboard, wood planks or plastic and have no clean or running water.
Buckner Family Hope Center® programs are child-centered, family-focused places where families go to find hope, support and empowerment in their community to reach their fullest God-given potential. The key to the Family Hope Center’s success is found in combining effective programs and passionate people to help families that are experiencing poverty, family issues and lack of services.
Our programs seek to engage through family assistance and community events; equip families through education, financial empowerment, child and youth development and spiritual development; elevate families through family coaching, counseling and spiritual enrichment.
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