The Javi Gema Help Corporation (also known as the Child Help Fund

is an organization designed to help disabled, abused, abandoned, 

or neglected children in Honduras by providing responsible financial assistance for necessaries and medications, promoting education 

though mentorship and targeted tutoring, recruiting medical and 

dental professionals for in-country service, and supporting other 

worthy non-profit organizations in Honduras.   

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 The name of the organization was selected to honor two children who died much too young: Javier and Gema Lara of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Javier (September  9, 2003 – August 2, 2006) was a vibrant little boy whose life had just  begun when a serious heart condition took his life. His parents were  saddened by his early death, but chose to honor his life through service  to their neighbors and community in place of grief and depression. After Javier died, they continued to care for their other two young children Gema and Andres. 

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 Two years after the death of Javier a similar heart condition took little Gema as well (February 3, 1996 – April 17, 2008). Only a few months prior to passing she had been taken to a specialist in Honduras and was given a clean bill of health. Only after it was too late was her condition discovered. The Child Help Fund was designed to generate funds to help Javier and Gema’s brother Andres receive proper diagnosis and treatment to avoid the early death that took his brother and sister. While striving  to accomplish that initial objective, the Child Help Fund has since  expanded to aid other children who manifest a need. Indeed, the Child  Help Fund no longer focused on the medical needs of one child, but helps  many disabled, abused, abandoned, or neglected children suffering in  poverty.

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Our Mission

The  Child Help Fund exists to organize resources to benefit children in Honduras and surrounding areas by:

*Providing responsible financial assistance for necessaries and medications;
*Promoting education through mentorship and targeted tutoring;
*Recruiting medical and dental professionals for in-country service;  

*Supporting other worthy non-profit organizations in Honduras;

Depending on the report, Honduras consistently ranks in the top three  most dangerous countries in the world, excluding war zones (note: this  is on account of its incredibly high per capita murder rate); and San  Pedro Sula is the epicenter due to the pervasiveness of gangs and drugs.  For this reason is is difficult to get volunteers to risk their lives –  particularly skilled medical/dental professionals (especially since  there are ample opportunities for medical missions or “brigadas  dentales” in nearly every other impoverished country in the world which  have a much safer environment and/or more stable governmental systems). 


This  is a call to action for the courageous. The children of Honduras need  brave men and women to leave the comfort and security of their homes and  serve in this particular place. WE NEED YOU. 

For  anyone who has ever visited the country, Honduras is a beautiful place  with the most kind and gracious people on earth. Los Catrachos are  famous for their generosity notwithstanding their economic poverty – and  indeed they are rich in spirit and love. The people of Honduras are  industrious and hard working but often lack even the most rudimentary  education and/or organizational skills needed for success in business or  personal finance; and the result is that the most weak among them  usually suffer: the disabled, abused, abandoned, or neglected children.  There are some religious groups with good intentions that offer resource  aid, humanitarian service, and/or proselyting – and while these  initiatives are good, it is vitally important to avoid “hand-outs” so as  to discourage entitlement mentality or dependence. The Child Help Fund  is dedicated to teaching the principles of self-reliance. The Child Help  Fund does not give material resource assistance to adults but instead  focuses on education and mentorship to teach responsible stewardship and  self-reliance (reserving material resource assistance to disabled,  abused, abandoned, or neglected children only – and with a specific plan  to eventually transition away from the need for material resource aid  before adulthood).


But  this is a goal that will take time, money, and human capital. More  volunteer mentors are needed and financial means to support their  efforts. Indeed, generations of Hondurans have lived in poverty for  generations and it is not realistic to believe that measurable gains or  outcomes will manifest over night. 


BUT WE MUST TRY.

2008 Mission Trip

Links to Mission Trips from  subsequent years 

(2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017) have been  removed. Please contact site administrator for access. 

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.