In February 2020, some of the ACF team went to visit the Olanchito Children’s Development Center in Honduras. They were able to meet the children, staff, and the leaders of the ministry. This ACF team and board members felt that this Children’s Development Center needs our support.
Fourteen years ago, Dario Delarco saw a need in his hometown of Olanchito, Honduras. In the community where he grew up there were children at risk due to poverty and lack of education. As a pastor, he saw an opportunity to meet physical and spiritual needs through a church and child development center. He owned a little property in the community and decided to use it to house two simple buildings.
The ministry began and has operated with almost no outside help for 14 years. When we visited the small facility the Lord immediately placed on our heart the need to assist in the completion of Dario’s vision. This location has the potential to make a huge impact in the surrounding community with just a little funding. Children need to learn job skills. The community and CDC need a water well. The CDC needs a paid teacher and helpers, and a cook.
The organization has been trying to operate with volunteers who are only able to help occasionally. The building has no running water so the needed water for the cooking and drinking is being transported in pots from a neighborhood school. As we visited with Dario, we discovered that just a little money would provide enough help to make this ministry a consistent reality.
If you would like to support the ongoing work being done at the Children’s Development Center in Olanchito, please visit www.anotherchildfoundation.org and click children’s center-Honduras under the “Our Ministries” tab.