by Amy Nguyen Being able to work as a doula with Dar a Luz Honduras has been an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience. I have been working at one of the hospitals for the past three days and already have seen how modeling compassionate and respectful care has had a large impact on the maternity … Continue reading Compassionate Maternity Care
by Angela Chromik Dar a Luz recently introduced a Peanut Ball to the staff and birthing mothers at the Atlantida Hospital in La Ceiba. Nicknamed the “cacahuete” (which is peanut in spanish), the common birth tool brought curiosity and smiles to the staff. The peanut ball is especially helpful within the hospital at La Ceiba. The … Continue reading Hospital Atlantida Gets a Peanut Ball
by Cassandra West I arrived here in Honduras a week ago now and already am feeling rich and humbled from my experiences. Silvias warm and obvious passion instantly had me feeling welcome here and I have been very excited to begin getting involved. The plan for me is to start in La Ceiba, then to … Continue reading Rich Journeys
Another huge thank you to our generous donors and volunteers for all your support and donations in 2014! Because of you we can provide essential services and resources!
In December 2014 we were able to deliver gifts of baby clothes to women in the maternity wards of the hospitals in Tegucigalpa, La Ceiba, and Santa Rosa de Copan. It was especially nice this year to have gifts for the nurses as well!
by Zoe Paterson Just before Christmas this year we organized a doula workshop for nurses of the maternity ward of San Felipe Hospital in the capital, Tegucigalpa. This doula workshop was specifically designed by Dar a Luz for nurses working in Honduran hospitals. A huge thank you to our wonderful friend Anna who taught the … Continue reading Doula Workshop for Nurses
by Suzanne Elkind 12/27/14 Today we took the ninety pairs of shoes I collected from the Cambridge Montessori School to different Honduran children. The first kids were a single mother and her four kids. The mother has a mental disability and is unable to work. The neighbors say she is crazy but Catalina, the household helper … Continue reading Delivering Shoes
by Griet Vandamme My name is Griet, a midwife from Belgium who spent 7 weeks working for Dar a Luz in Honduras. I contacted Silvia whilst volunteering in another project in Guatemala. Within a month everything was arranged and I stepped out of the bus in La Ceiba, my first stop. I am very grateful … Continue reading La Moskitia- Rural Birth Work
Thanks to one of our volunteers, Suzanne, 75 pairs shoes for children got donated. That means that 75 children in need will soon recieve shoes! Thanks Suazanne and to all the people involved to make this happen!