Our Little Roses provides a full-time residential home for abused, abandoned and neglected girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We are dedicated to transforming girls with broken lives into productive, joyful, educated women. Honduras, once referred to as the “Murder capital of the world” is often a terrifying environment filled with immense crime and extreme poverty. The girls we rescue come from overwhelming situations of abject poverty, physical or sexual abuse, abandonment and oppression. They are infants, toddlers, young girls and teenagers who have no control over their lives. They are defenseless, afraid and many times, alone. This is where we come in.
For over 30 years, Our Little Roses has rescued these frightened girls from extreme risk and cared for, raised and educated them in a safe, secure and loving home. For most, it may be the first time they receive a balanced diet, medical and dental care, spiritual formation, a chance to attend school, and perhaps most importantly, love and respect. The vision of Our Little Roses is to prepare these once frightened, destitute, and hungry girls to be integral members of society by raising them in an atmosphere of love, self-reliance and respect. With a focus on ensuring that every girl receives the best educational opportunities available, our girls are equipped with the skills necessary to break the generational cycle of poverty, abuse and illiteracy from which they came. Through the love and support of our donors, they are safe, they are loved, and they can live their lives as God intended, as strong, educated, joyful women.
Our Little Roses Ministries is committed to helping our girls acquire a holistic education that goes far beyond the classroom. We believe that every child should have the chance to learn new and exciting ways to live, to express themselves and to find joy.
We have a many extra curricular programs available for our girls that include ballet, woodworking, English classes for girls who do not attend Holy Family Bilingual School, arts and crafts and more.
Our newest goal is to help our girls to get to know the beautiful side of their country. Honduras is full of natural beauty…Jacques Cousteau claimed that the reef is second only to the Great Barrier Reef. Two of our REST Center girls had the chance to visit the Bay Islands and learn how to scuba dive! Click here to find out how you can sponsor a Cultural Identity Trip!
Teaching our girls the history of Honduras is an important part of our work. Honduras Heritage Day is a big event at OLR!