Hope House – Honduras
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Current phase of support:
10 Double Orphans
4 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
San Pedro Sula
656 SQ. MILE 754,000 POP.
San Pedro Sula is located in the northwestern part of Honduras in the Ulúa River valley. San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras and is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth outside of a war zone primarily due to gang violence. This violence is an increasing problem and the cause of children's destitution. Prior to this peak in violence, in 1998 poverty and the orphan crisis grew as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Mitch, which is known to be the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane recorded. The disaster left many homeless and without family. It was that very hurricane that caused Angie McInvale to become aware of her calling toward the orphans in that region and help establish Hope House.
San Pedro Sula has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
3 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
Due to gang violence fueled by the drug trade, many children are born into compromising situations where physical and sometimes sexual abuse is a weekly occurrence.
Many of the children who live at Hope House were found to have multiple drugs in their system at birth. Some mothers decide they cannot raise a child due to substance abuse issues or lack of stability and safety.
Hurricane Mitch helped fuel an orphan crisis in 1998 that has grown to this day. Extreme poverty in certain areas of the country contribute to street children in Honduras.
Hogar Esperanza is the proud owner of their facility and property. Their facility is built with a tin roof, cement walls, and various floor materials. They also are proud to have a protected well from which they draw their water.
Hogar Esperanza recently conpleted the instalation of a water purification system. This, they hope will increase the health and safety of their children. But, it is not just their children they are hoping to serve with their recent aquisition. It is their plan to also provide the neighboring community with access to their system in hopes of creating connections and opportunities for evangelism.
Jeremiah 29:11 is the theme verse for Hope House. They use this verse as a reminder and a moto. Their children are taught that they matter and fit into God's plans and that their hope can be found in that fact. Director Angie Mcinvale Altamirano says this is what they are there to do, "to show them that hope, that one true hope, that is Christ Jesus."
The younger aged children at the home attend school on-site. Currently, their learning is done in one of the houses that doubles as the school. However, Hogar Esperanza is in the first phase of building a designated school building. Their goal is to have it completed and ready for their eager students by February 2018. The highschool and college aged children attend private institutions off-site.