Most street children flee from discipleship homes where abject poverty, violence, alcoholism, and familial disintegration are the norm. They may beg, steal, dig through trash, shine shoes or do other odd jobs in order to survive. Most of them become addicted to toxic “yellow” glue, which is highly addictive and extremely damaging to the human body. Many Honduran street kids do not make it to their eighteenth birthday. In Honduras only 31% of children attend school above the 6th grade. The average person in Honduras has two years of schooling. Forty percent of all children in Honduras are working. The Honduran government and children’s rights organizations recently estimated that there were 20,000 street children, only half of whom had temporary shelter.
Our mission is to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of the children entrusted to our care.