Why would anyone intentionally go to live in a poor country? In Central America? Anywhere? Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America with persistent poverty and inequality challenges. The average income per household is $1800 per year. Approximately 6,000 children are homeless and live on the streets. These kids are neglected by society and forced to live a life without security and care.
Abandoned People Reach Out to Those They Understand
Pastor Jorge Pinto felt God touch his heart to make a difference in the lives of these children. He himself was abandoned as a child so he knew firsthand what difficulties they were facing. In 1999 Pastor Jorge opened the doors of his church for the kids of Tegucigalpa to care for them. Soon after Project Manuelito was created!
Mission to Take Kids Off of Streets
Today the ministry is located in the city of Talanga with 40 children from the streets are living there, being housed, fed, clothed, educated. The project also provides an education for an additional one hundred kids from the poorest families in Talanga. Many families are not able to afford an education for their children. In order for a child to attend public school the family must be able to pay for a uniform and books.
Your Invitation to Join the Church in Reaching Abandoned and Homeless Children
Calvary is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Pastor Jorge and the Manuelito staff. Calvary sends three to four teams each year to help with construction of classrooms and to love on the children.
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