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Small steps - Education for single mothers in Honduras

The "Pasos Pequeñitos" Day Care Center in Honduras, gives young, single mothers the opportunity to complete their education, while their children are cared for in a safe and loving environment.

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The "Pasos Pequeñitos" Day Care Center in Honduras, gives young, single mothers the opportunity to complete their education. While their children are cared for in a safe and loving environment, they can finish the high school education, get an upper education or go to university.

Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world. Crime, poverty and insecurity are commonplace for many families. The prices for food and even for water are impossible to pay for the majority of the population. For young mothers who are completely on their own, it is therefore particularly difficult to secure the living for their family.

Out of necessity, many families send their children to work to help feeding the family. The mothers of the day-care center "Pasos Pequeñitos" come from very poor, partly dangerous neighborhoods of Tegucigalpa. In order to give them the opportunity to care for themselves and their children in the future, there is an urgent need to support them. Even in society it is not easy for them and they have to prove themselves everyday.

In the day-care center "Pasos Pequeñitos", 20 children between the ages of one and six, are cared for everyday. The center is open daily from 7:30 am to 7 pm, during which time the children are given three freshly prepared meals. In 2005, a former volunteer started this project together with the organization NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos). Today, the financing of the day-care center is unclear and PEN PAPER PEACE wants to guarantee it together with you.