I first became involved with ProNiño while leading an Alternative Break Trip with Elon University back in 2011. I knew it would be a life-changing experience, but I had no idea how much! Since my first time at the foundation I have returned at least once a year, and in 2013 I joined the Board of Directors to still be “connected” to the boys while in the US.
The boys at ProNiño have taught me what it means to be strong and seguir adelante, to keep going forward. Many of them have heartbreaking pasts of drug addiction, abuse, and/or severe poverty, and their time at ProNiño has given them hope of a new, promising future. They now receive a formal education and vocational training, and can participate in many extra-curricular activities, such as joining a soccer league, jewelry-making and dance, theater and music classes. What’s most important is that they can be kids again!
ProNiño is making a huge difference in these kids’ lives. Being in Honduras, one of the most poverty and crime-stricken countries of the world, it is mostly funded by outside sources and depends on the donations of generous people to continue taking care of the boys.
During a fundraiser this past spring, one of my high school students donated $50 of her hard earned money from a part-time job to help sponsor one of the ProNiño boys. In her words, “I could use this money all on Chik-fil-a, or I could give it to something that really matters.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
For the boys,
List of Donors
LAUREN KANIPE - $25.00
TYLER CLAYTOR - $500.00
HUNTER & ERIN DICKENSON - $500.00