Our Homes: NPH Honduras

HaitiHonduras Facts

Area:
43,278 square miles – slightly larger than Tennessee

Population:
9,459,440 (2022 est.)

Languages:
Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Issues:
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

Opened:
November 4, 1985

Location:
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, and the San José Family Center.

2021 Impact
780 children and adults supported

323 local people employed

18,445 services provided to community members

Did you know?

  • Rancho Santa Fe, the main home, is a vast wooded oasis in the hills – a metropolis in comparison to the surrounding quiet pueblos.
  • 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 Eva at Rancho Santa Fe (the main site) is home to elderly adults who have no family to care for them.
  • Casa Mi Esperanza in Catacamas provides a temporary home for at-risk children while a safe and permanent living situation is found.
  • 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.
  • 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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Bolivia | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Peru