Gloria is an extraordinary woman.

A grandmother to a whole community of kids.

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Gloria lives in a community many people fear.

The lives of many of the children she supports are complex.

They've seen and experienced a lot, but they are resilient, joyous and rightfully deserve a bright future.

We'll let Gloria take over from here...

Gloria 'sees the change in children' and it's her favourite part...

"I’m Gloria, I am a part of the Childhood Wellness and Protection Committee.

We have been doing this (specific committee) for three years now.

And we are fighting for the childhoods of children in the neighborhood.

My role in the community is looking for childhood that have hardships, such as sexual abuse or girls that since a really early age on are on the street.

We look for them and protect them (provide support).

We talk to them about different things, so their thinking can slowly change."

Gloria with a young boy who attends her support house. The support house ensures children often left in desperate situations are safe, fed, clean, learning and nurtured.

Susana Garcia Ventura

"Before in (location removed for protection), the people were scared of going inside the community.

Now it is different from how it was before.

It has changed since World Vision entered the neighborhood.

Nahum (WV support technician) has always been with us with every gathering for the kids.

The partnership we have with World Vision provides aid, support and programs.

They are provided by partner organisations too that come from different sectors."

Gloria has cared for children since she was 13 years old. Her home has walls filled with awards and photos showing her long held commitment to children and their future.

Susana Garcia Ventura

"World Vision has helped with supermarket gift cards for food, books, education packs for the kids, sports equipment and also livelihood and income training for community members.

We run community events for the children and World Vision has provided us with programs to teach us how to care for the children.

'Teaching with Tenderness' has helped us with a lot.

It is a beautiful program and helped us (committee leaders) and we learnt a lot.

To care for the kids with kindness and recognise their childhood as a priority."

Gloria cares for young children to teenagers. Her support house is always available to children or early teens who need it.

Susana Garcia Ventura

"I have been taking care of kids since I was 13 years old.

I run a support house in the neighbourhood for children of working parents.

I take care of many kids that have parents that are sex workers.

So look, if they weren’t here at the support house, those kids would be with their mothers, or left alone.

Both situations are dangerous for children.

I feel good, I feel good to be around the kids

What I love the most is to have the kids and see the change in them.

And well, some of them call me Mom, others grandma, and well I am when I am with them."

Gloria at her stove, cooking a warm meal for the kids at her house. Some days it's only a few children, other days, many more turn up and she always finds a way to ensure they are fed and looked after.

Susana Garcia Ventura

In places like Honduras, strong and committed community members make all the difference.

Grandmothers like Gloria couldn't help children without the help of your gifts.

Community lead programs such as support houses and the Childhood Wellness and Protection Committee mean your gifts help children be safe, happier and are given life skills to overcome.

Let's be honest, any program that helps grandmothers care for children is pretty special :)

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Honduras has a long history of political upheaval and organised crime. San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, has the most murders per capita of any cities in the world. It is highly dangerous making it a perfect location for one of our three feature pilot programs. In our San Pedro Sula project we are creating safe spaces for children and teenagers. Our programs provide opportunities for learning, both educational and vocational training. We also ensure children participate in classes that ensure they know their worth and rights.

  • Gang violence, drug wars, and child labor are commonplace in many neighbourhoods

  • Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America

  • Millions of Hondurans have fled the country in the past few years; in fact, the so-called Central American 'migrant caravan' is widely considered to begin in San Pedro Sula. Many of those fleeing are women and children who fear rape, kidnapping and murder, and therefore they rather embark on a long and perilous journey.


of the population lives in extreme poverty