Our Homes: NPH Honduras

HaitiHonduras Facts

43,278 square miles – slightly larger than Tennessee

9,529,188 (2024 est.)

Spanish, Amerindian dialects

One of the poorest countries in Latin America – more than half of the population lives in poverty; has one of the world’s highest murder rates; pollution of Lago de Yojoa (the country’s largest source of fresh water); frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast

NPH Honduras at a Glance

November 4, 1985

Rancho Santa Fe is one hour northeast of Tegucigalpa

NPH Operates:
Family-style home, school (grades K – 9), medical clinic, farms, vocational workshops, special homes for severely disabled children and elderly adults

Community Programs include economic empowerment program for community youth, a temporary home for at-risk children, a daycare center for working mothers, a soup kitchen
in the nearby town of Talanga, and the San José Family Center

2023 Impact

908 children and adults supported

273 local people employed

145 K – University graduates

Did you know?

  • Marlon Velásquez, NPH Nicaragua’s National Director, is an Hermano Mayor (“Older Brother”), who was raised at NPH Honduras.
  • Rancho Santa Fe, the main home, is a vast wooded oasis in the hills – a metropolis in comparison to the surrounding quiet pueblos.
  • To meet the needs of the physically impaired, vital improvements have been made, such as remodeling five homes, constructing wheelchair accessibility paths/ramps, and expanding their therapy services.
  • Approximately 27% of all the food eaten in the home is grown or produced on the ranch, including 60% of meat, 10% of fruit and
    vegetables, and 100% of the milk and dairy products.
  • Casa Eva at Rancho Santa Fe (the main site) is home to elderly adults who have no family to care for them.
  • Older youths study and live in Tegucigalpa.
  • Casa de los Ángeles in Tegucigalpa provides a loving home and round-theclock care to severely disabled children.
  • Casa Mi Esperanza in Catacamas provides a temporary home for at-risk children while a safe and permanent living situation is found.
  • Pasos Pequeñitos in a residential neighborhood of Tegucigalpa provides education, therapy, and nutrition for children up to age 8 whose single parents are working or furthering their education.
  • The NPH OneFamily program reintegrates and supports youth from the NPH home who are now able to live with their biological families.
  • San José Family Center in Mata de Plátano provides vulnerable children, adolescents, and families with tutoring, therapies, youth
    empowerment, healthcare, and nutritional assistance.
  • Holy Family Surgery Center provides outpatient services for NPH children and the rural poor as well as medical training.

More Information:

• VIDEO: NPH Honduras – A Glimpse at Family Life
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Honduras
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
• Visitor’s Guide (PDF)
NPH OneFamily Program

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