SPONSOR A CHILD IN THE MANUELITO CHILDREN'S HOME - £22 PER MONTH
"Living on the streets is like living all alone in the world. There is no-one who can advise you. You are always thinking this could be your last day as anyone could come along and kill you or do something bad to you.” Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel lived on the streets for two years – years of hunger, fear and drug abuse – before he found a refuge at the Manuelito project. Now he is a healthy, happy teenager with a massive grin – and a desire to go on to university, and eventually, to help other vulnerable children on the streets.
The Manuelito project is a haven for children like Juan Manuel. There are currently around 30 children of school age living there. They work hard at school, catching up on their missing years of education, and contribute to chores around the home, and on the small farm which is a valuable source of food and income for the project. It’s a simple life – and it’s a world away from the dangers of the streets.
Manuelito began as the vision of Pastor Jorge Pinto and his church in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. They began reaching out to the children they saw on the streets around them, and were deeply disturbed by their stories. Initially children began to live above the church, but when funds were raised to buy land outside the capital, Manuelito was built.
Global Care has partnered with Street Kids Direct and became involved with the Manuelito Project in 2009, as staff were struggling to find on-going funding. Today, through child sponsorship, we support more than 20 of the children. But more sponsors are urgently needed. By sponsoring a child at Manuelito, you are giving a former street child a fresh start, supporting their living costs, education and healthcare.
Sponsorship costs £22 per month. If you would like to sponsor one of the children in HONDURAS follow this link to the Global Care Sponsorship site and select "Honduras".
SPONSOR A CHILD AT THE MANUELITO SCHOOL - £40 PER MONTH
We currently have 80 high-risk children attending the Manuelito from the small town of Talanga, Honduras, where the children's home is situated.
Every child is living at risk and would not be atteneding school if it was not for the Manuelito charity.
Your sponsorship covers the monthly costs of educating a boy or a girl and pays for mid-morning refreshments and lunch.
SPONSOR A CHILD AT THE AFE SCHOOL - $36 PER MONTH
Your support provides for the development needs of one child at AFE for a year and includes:
- A balanced, nutritious meal at school
- Government-approved education
- A caring teacher who serves as a positive mentor
- Health care as needed
- Weekly transportation to church
When you sponsor a child you will receive:
* An email newsletter updating you about AFE's progress
* The opportunity to communicate with your child by email
* A Christmas card from your child in December