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San Jose Orphanage

Senor San Jose Orphanage is located in a small community, called La Paz, which is about an hour and a half drive outside of Tegucigalpa. The home is run by a former nun, Edith, who left the church to concentrate on "hands on" work helping the poor. In 2006, a drug addict mom gave away her two kids to Edith. In 2007, she started praying for space and the local mayor’s office donated the building they were originally in. The building had been abandoned for 20 years. In 2014, they moved into a new building that provides a safe and spacious environment for the children and staff.

Edith currently cares for approximately 20 kids. A majority of kids come from abuse, drug and alcohol situations. She has recently hired two staff members in 2015 to help with the administrative functions of the home and is still in need of additional staff to help with caring for children and housekeeping. The kids attend a public school in the morning. There are private schools in the area but they are expensive.

Orphan Outreach is partnering with San Jose and hopes to be able to support the home with consistent funding through child sponsorships, which will help with basic needs and allow for more staffing, renovations, training and expertise. Mission teams can help with organizing storage rooms, helping the staff with daily tasks, such as cooking and cleaning the home, construction projects and home repairs, and providing Bible curriculum program.

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