Our Impact Report: February 2023

Thanks to you, we have provided children and families around the world with support

As a part of our ongoing Stories of Hope blog series, we want to share with you our February 2023 Impact Report as a way to say “thank you” to all our supporters who make our work possible. Beyond what our donors already provide to children through our sponsorship program, additional donations to our Special Funds and Special Projects allow us to help families and communities as well, often in times of crisis. YOUR IMPACT AROUND […]

A Shelter for the Poor in Honduras

El Refugio Welfare Center is crucial for survival in El Progreso

In 1998, the deadliest storm in Central America’s recorded history caused nearly 12,000 deaths in Honduras and Nicaragua and devastated the small town of El Progreso. Because of the destruction, the local community created the El Refugio (which means “the shelter” in Spanish) Welfare Center to help children and families in need receive resources in the aftermath of the storm. Last year, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, visited El Refugio, and found that […]

On to Higher Education in Nicaragua

At Casa Betania, students are university bound

After leaving Costa Rica in the fall of 2022, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, traveled to Nicaragua to visit our two affiliated sites in the country, the first being the Casa Betania Center. Today, we hear from Luis about his meetings with our volunteer coordinator, our sponsored children, and their parents during his time there. A Visit to Boaco “Casa Betania is a community center with an after-school program and a medical clinic […]

Teaching Skills to Students and Parents in San Jose

Marta at the Costa Rica Center is helping families earn extra money

In this edition of Stories of Hope, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, concludes his trip to our Costa Rica affiliated sites with a visit to the Costa Rica Center in San Jose. The beginning of the center “This center is located in the northern part of San Jose. It is run by a woman, Marta, who is also our volunteer coordinator,” said Luis. “Marta used to work at what was the Costa Rica […]

Help Save Children in the Philippines

Facts about child poverty in the Philippines and how Children Incorporated is helping

The Philippines comprise a vast island nation in southeast Asia. This archipelago of more than 7,000 islands boasts sandy beaches, towering mountains and volcanoes, tropical rainforests and an incredible wealth of natural resources and biodiversity. Humans have called these islands home for thousands of years, predating historic records. Today, the Philippines incorporate a staggering number of languages, ethnic groups, religions and cultures. Despite its status as an emerging market, however, nearly half of all Filipinos […]

Needing Long-Term Support in Costa Rica

Parents in San Jose, Costa Rica hope sponsorship lasts until graduation

In the fall of 2022, our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, visited our affiliated sites in Costa Rica for the first time since before the pandemic. Today, we hear from Luis about his visit to La Milagrosa, where he met with our volunteer coordinator, as well as with parents and students in our sponsorship program. “Our sponsors provide food, school supplies, shoes, clothing, and any basic resources and emergency support that the children need […]