Who We Are
GET TO KNOW US!
It is the mission of Little Angels of Honduras (LAH) to reduce infant mortality in Honduras by assisting with the provision of optimal conditions for pregnancy, birth and newborn care. LAH is a publicly funded entity that supports national education and perinatal policy change.
The vision of Little Angels of Honduras is to provide generations of parents in Honduras with the gift of hope and the ability to take their babies home in their arms.
RESPECT FOR LIFE
Defends the sanctity of human life and believes that access to health care is a human right, and thus should be made affordable at a price that all individuals, regardless of socioeconomic status, are capable of accessing.
Believes firmly that partnership is essential to success and therefore seeks to partner with both public and private entities whose mission complements that of Little Angels.
Strives to be incarnate in the society in which it provides services through a formal relationship with the government, cooperation with the Ministry of Health, and pervasive network building. It is integral to our vision that local leadership participates and excel in reducing the country’s maternal-infant mortality.
what we do
Refusing to allow poverty dictate the survival of newborns in Honduras
1. MATERNAL-INFANT HEALTH
2. PROPER TREATMENT CAPACITY
4. SKIN-TO-SKIN CARE
why we serve
“To change the world, we must first change the way that babies are born into it.”
- Dr. Michel Odent
The nation’s largest public hospital, Hospital Escuela, originally designed for 7,000 births per year, and in 2014, over 16,000 newborns were born at this hospital. Thousands of parents were turned away with empty arms because of a simple injustice- there just wasn’t enough space for their babies to be
Escuela Hospital is the country’s leader in innovative care methods and is the training center for the nation’s medical staff. Yet, even this reputable institution lacks the physical space to properly treat newborns.
According to the department of statistics at Hospital Escuela, among all the newborn deaths in 2014 at Hospital Escuela, only 46% received proper treatment.
53% who were born at this facility and were in need of medical intervention and/or admission, after birth, died waiting for space to become available for hospitalization.
How to make a difference
Personal Opportunity to Provide Hope for Honduras
1. MISSION TEAMS
Personal Opportunity to provide hope for Honduras. Little Angels have brought hundreds of US volunteers to the nation of Honduras and strategically placed them in areas of the country offering medical training, distribution of supplies and equipment, and made minor improvements and renovations to hospitals.
2. SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT LITTLE ANGELS OF HONDURAS
Share our website on your social networks, via email, or in print with colleagues and friends.
3. CREATE AN EVENT; CREATE HOPE FOR HONDURAS
Get creative and plan an event or fundraiser at your church, club, school, university or workplace to benefit the Little Angels of Honduras. Be sure to share the images of your event with our staff so we can encourage others. With your help in spreading awareness, more mothers will be able to take their babies home from hospitals in Honduras.
4. SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION
Schedule Little Angels to come to your church, business, or university to do a presentation and get involved!
5. VOLUNTEER YOUR OWN SKILLS AND TALENT!
On our website, you will be able to find out about ways that you can volunteer personally with Little Angels of Honduras. We have many exciting opportunities for service in both the U.S. and Honduras that will gauge your sense of adventure and fill you with purpose. Contact us with any interests in helping us with any of the following:
- graphic design
- product design
- architectural and interior design
6. DONATE, BECOME A CERTIFIED GUARDIAN ANGEL
At Little Angels we are committed to providing mothers and their babies with excellent care, in spite of poverty. We depend on donations from supporters like you to provide medical supplies to existing newborn facilities in Honduras, to educate staff and new mothers across the country, and to finance the construction of a new addition onto the largest public hospital. Together we can give the gift of life to generations of babies and the gift of hope to their families. Your investment does just that! DONATE TODAY.