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About Us: Sociedad Amigos de los Niņos
 
Based primarily within the city of Tegucigalpa, Sociedad Amigos de los Niņos strives to help Honduras' most vulnerable. For more than 40 years, Sociedad founder Sister Maria Rosa Leggol has delivered hope and an opportunity to forge a brighter future through self-pride and self-sustainability. In that time, more than 35,000 children have been rescued, cared for and educated.

By caring for their basic human needs, Sociedad is improving quality of life for Honduras' most destitute children, young people, mothers, families and communities. Their programs offer safety, education, health care, housing, and spiritual guidance in addition to technical, financial and holistic training.

Sociedad currently operates its development programs in the Miraflores neighbourhood and the rural community of Moroceli in eastern Honduras. Other projects that Sociedad has developed but are not directly supported by the Friends of Honduran children include;

Micro-Enterprises
As one of the poorest countries in the Americas, Honduras faces severe poverty issues. In order to prevent and challenge these problems, national, international and government organizations are promoting the worldwide development of micro, small and medium enterprises.

Sociedad embraced this concept from the beginning, identifying it as a way to help women recover from mistreatment, abuse, low self-esteem and lack of education by giving them the opportunity to develop individual skills and become self-sufficient providers.

Nuevo Paraiso
A small village for single mothers and their children, Nuevo Paraiso's primary objective is to provide them with a safe and empowering environment in which to transform their lives through education, practical training, healthcare, nutrition and shelter. Their time at Nuevo Paraiso enables these young women to develop into independent and productive human beings, eventually becoming role models for others in similar conditions.

Montana de Luz
Tragically, Honduras is home to 70% of the AIDS cases in Central America. Over 14,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS, and 3,000 children are currently living with the dreaded disease. Montana de Luz or "Mountain of Light" is a place of rescue and hope for up to 30 children living with HIV/AIDS. The duration of the project is indefinite, taking boys and girls from 0 to 12 years of age from any geographic area of Honduras. Here the children are given medical care, safe housing, education and most importantly, the light of hope and love.