In a country of 8 million inhabitants, 60 percent of Hondurans live below the poverty line. In rural areas, that rises to 65 percent. The two-thirds of children are malnourished and lack safe drinking water, sanitation, and access to education. Less than half of Honduran children complete more than three years of schooling.
Poverty, with its associated hardships such as inadequate housing, limited access to potable water, and a lack of a nutritional diet and adequate food, creates a harsh reality for many individuals.
An absence of educational opportunities not only deprives individuals of a chance to better their lives but also hinders the overall progress of the society they inhabit. The limited job opportunities available to those without a good education further entrench the cycle of poverty.
The challenges they face in accessing quality education, adequate housing, potable water, a nutritional diet, and medical care are often disproportionately severe.
The alarmingly high poverty rate gives human traffickers an enormous opportunity to exploit people’s needs for money with false offers of work abroad. With the dramatic increase in human trafficking, children — and especially girls — are a prime target. An alleged former trafficker in the sex trade reported he was able to sell up to 40 Honduran girls a day in Mexico for $100 each.
Our commitment to transforming girls’ lives in Honduras extends beyond providing shelter and safety. It encompasses a vision of higher education and lifelong learning. Our care does not stop when a girl turns 18 or even when she moves out on her own. We offer a residential program (R.E.S.T.) as well as scholarships for graduates of OLR.
Our Little Roses programs provide them the tools to thrive academically and personally, nurturing their aspirations for higher education and beyond.
Our Little Roses shelter is more than just a safe place for Honduran girls; it’s a loving home for children where girls can heal from past scars and dream of a better future. Situated in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, we open our doors to girls born into situations of extreme trauma, including abject poverty, abuse, and abandonment.
Through our sponsorship program, individuals worldwide become part of our extended family. These sponsors bring financial support, love, joy, and hope to girls who have known hurt, pain, hunger, and fear.
Together, we can make a lasting impact, empowering Honduran girls to become productive, joyful young women who, in turn, uplift and strengthen their communities.
Empowering Girls Through Mentorship
Our Little Roses is dedicated to empowering girls through mentorship, providing them with strong role models and supportive relationships. We understand that mentorship can catalyze transformation, instilling confidence, resilience, and a sense of purpose. Our "Tias" (Aunties) serve as daily caretakers and mentors, fostering a sense of family and belonging.
Katy, the Coordinator of Our Little Roses, brings her deep understanding and compassion to her role, ensuring every girl has someone to turn to for guidance and support. Empowering youth through mentorship extends beyond our walls. It's about building a community of support and nurturing their potential to become leaders, change-makers, and advocates for a brighter future in Honduras.
Empowering Honduran Girls Through Education
Our Little Roses is dedicated to providing an adequate standard of education that equips girls with the knowledge and skills they need to break free from the cycle of poverty and abuse. By nurturing a love for learning, we empower them to dream beyond their current circumstances and aspire to higher education and fulfilling careers.
Our commitment doesn't waver when a girl turns 18 or leaves our residential program. Through scholarships and support, we ensure that they have the opportunities and resources to continue their educational pursuits, ultimately creating a brighter, more promising tomorrow.
Health and Wellness Initiatives
Adequate health conditions are fundamental to a fulfilling life. At Our Little Roses, we prioritize the mental and physical health of the girls in our care. Through comprehensive health initiatives in Honduras, we provide girls with the tools and knowledge to maintain their well-being.
From regular medical check-ups to mental health support, we aim to nurture their overall health, ensuring they can thrive in every aspect of their lives. We believe that improving the health of the body and mind is the foundation for brighter futures.
At Our Little Roses, we deeply appreciate the support of compassionate individuals like you who share our vision of transforming lives in Honduras. Your involvement can make a significant difference in the lives of the girls we serve. Here are several ways you can support our cause:
Your financial contributions play a vital role in providing the resources and opportunities these girls need to thrive. Your donation can help fund their education, provide essential healthcare, and create a safe and loving home environment. Consider making a donation today to change lives and empower these young girls for a brighter future.DONATE
If you have the time and passion to make a direct impact, consider volunteering with Our Little Roses. By volunteering, you become a part of their journey toward a better life and contribute to their personal growth and development. We also have needs right here in the United States. Our volunteer Board of Directors are a crucial part of this work. As a Board member, you help lead Our Little Roses into the future, ensuring the success of our mission.BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Awareness is a powerful tool for change. By staying informed about the challenges faced by girls in Honduras and the work we do at the Our Little Roses Community, you can help us spread the word. Share our mission with your friends, family, and social networks. The more people who know about our cause, the greater the impact we can have.Fundraising Campaign