He was one of the first students to begin studying at our Boystown in Amarateca, Honduras.
After sixth grade, Angel’s family couldn’t afford to continue sending him to school and he began working in the coffee fields. When he heard about Boystown from his church, he applied immediately.
Although it has been difficult for Angel to live away from his family, he is happy to be able to have a better future. “I feel very grateful to Father Al, the Sisters of Mary, the benefactors, and all the people who make it possible for me to study and be a good person.”
Honduras is a principal source of unaccompanied children migrating to the United States. Lacking economic and educational opportunities, and vulnerable to exploitation and gang recruitment, children emigrate to escape. By providing a safe environment and job training, the Sisters of Mary help these children thrive and lift their families out of poverty with them.
A gift of $50 will provide school supplies for a boy in Amarateca for a year.