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Casa Alianza, Honduras

April 17th, 2009 by sunflowers

Casa AlianzaCasa AlianzaI managed to ride into the Tegucigalpa and find Casa Alianza only stopping to ask directions once which I was pretty pleased about. When I got there Juan the director gave me an overview of the organisation’s programs with the help of Lucy (a Hungarian volunteer) translating.

Casa Alianza have between 160-180 street children in residence at any one time and manage to integrate 50-60 of the kids per year back into their families. Most children are there due to extreme poverty, drugs or sexual abuse.

After spending the morning looking around the complex and having lunch and chatting with the kids I went out on the streets with the outreach team. We walked around the corner from Casa Alianza to a inner city football field and then a bridge which a lot of children sleep under.

Casa AlianzaCasa AlianzaAll of the kids we met on the street were either inhaling glue or sniffing insolvents. It is hard to see in the pictures but most of them had a soft-drink bottle of glue under their shirts. The smell of where they were surrounded by rubbish was overpowering. A lot of them also have HIV due to passing it on between themselves. A couple of them had scars from where they had been shot and it was very upsetting to see a pregnant girl inhaling glue out of a bag.

That amazed me the most was the difference between the kids on the street and the ones that Casa Alianza are able to help. The children in the program were happy, smart (again some had better English than my Spanish) and a world away from where they had started.

It was an amazing opportunity to see where the money that I have raised has gone and I wish I my words could do justice to have touching an experience it was. I want to thank everyone that donated. And ask that if you are able to donate it would be wonderful if you could.

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3 Responses to “Casa Alianza, Honduras”

  1. Dolly Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Interesting to know.

  2. Gaylene Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 6:56 am

    So sad. What kind of future do these kids have? Are any of them able to escape this kind of life?
    Thinking about it makes me appreciate my own childhood even more.

    Gaylene

  3. Kevin Ubaldo Herrera Says:
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:54 am

    could you please give me contact details for the Casa Alianza in Tegucigalpa?

    I have never met my father and have lost contact. I believe he works there.

    Sincerely, Kevin

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