A Lasting Difference!
Since 2017, KeHE Cares has joined with Compassion to help launch four child development centers in impoverished regions of Honduras. These centers are implementing Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program, serving more than 700 children. Thanks to the support of KeHE employees, the children now have access to nutritious meals, health care and educational support.
“At the local Compassion centers, kids who could be experiencing difficult situations at home or on the streets, have a safe space where they receive a warm meal, hear words of encouragement and hope, and learn that God loves them no matter what.”
– Dijana Siljanoska, Sr Analyst, Finance/Accounting, Naperville, IL
Serving the Children of Honduras
Communities Where Our Impact is Spreading
The four communities served by Compassion and KeHE share high rates of unemployment and poverty. Parents often provide for their families by working as day laborers or subsistence farmers. The communities are very small, with limited educational opportunities. The impact of a center serving 100-150 children is enormous for those families and the community as a whole.
Brisas Del Cielo CDC (HO0144)
Hogar Esperanza Para Niños (HO0145)
Brisas del Río Child Development Center (HO0712)
God’s Provision Child Development Center (HO0713)
Honduras: The Ongoing Need
With more than 60 percent of its population living in poverty, Honduras is one of the least developed countries in Latin America, second only to Haiti. Less than half the country’s students finish secondary school, and many fall prey to gang culture and drug abuse.
Second-poorest country in Latin America
Nearly 65 percent of Hondurans live in poverty
High unemployment among eligible workers
One of the highest murder rates in the world
High educational drop-out rates and grade repetition
Look for updates about our partnership with Compassion on this website, and through internal communications like The KeHE Insider. We’ll also be returning to Honduras alongside Compassion. Contact Eric Fields to learn more about our plans and how you can get involved.