Churches around the diocese nurture relationships with the Diocese of Honduras, which is led by the Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen. In Honduras, over half the population lives below the poverty line, 25% are illiterate, and the unemployment rate is over 30%. There are many Episcopal orphanages, homes, and schools in Honduras which seek to serve the needs of children and build a more hopeful future for them.
Our Little Roses
Our Little Roses’ ministry prepares and equips once homeless girls to enter and support themselves in middle class society. The girls attend Holy Familial Bilingual School where uniforms and school fees are provided. Our Little Roses is dedicated to building lives: a majority of the girls they serve graduate high school and attend university. Our Little Roses provides hope, a home, and a sense of family which many of these girls would not have had on the streets.
To find out more, visit www.ourlittleroses.org
Pictures from St. Alban's trip to Our Little Roses in 2011.
El Hogar Projects
El Hogar provides a loving home and education for abandoned, orphaned, and hopelessly poor children – breaking the cycle of poverty within their families and enabling them to become productive Honduran citizens. Founded in 1979, El Hogar works with 250 boys and girls each year on four campuses: an elementary school, an agricultural school, a technical school, and a residence for high school girls. Our vocational training gives students a chance to join the workforce with valuable skills that benefit them, their families, and their communities. El Hogar is a mission project of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.
To find out more, visit www.elhogar.org
Churches who work in Honduras
- All Saints, Richmond
- Christ Church, Charlottesville
- Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke
- Grace Church, Alexandria
- Holy Cross Korean, Falls Church
- Immanuel Church, Old Church, Mechanicsville
- St. Alban’s, Annandale
- St. Andrew’s, Burke
- St. Barnabas', Annandale
- St. David’s, Ashburn
- St. George’s, Fredericksburg
- St. James’s, Richmond
- St. Mary’s, Arlington
- St. Peter's-in-the-Woods, Fairfax
- Trinity, Fredericksburg
Resources and Other Links
- Episcopal Relief and Development program in Honduras
- Water Missions International Honduras project
- The Reverend Lura Kaval, a missioner from the Diocese of Maryland, serves as the Canon for Development for the Diocese of Honduras. You can follow her work at her blog.
Tell Us More
Are you interested in getting involved with our ministries in Honduras? Do you have an existing ministry or connection? Send your comments to Aisha Huertas.