Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Staff Shout-Out!

This week I was chatting with a longtime supporter of Casa de Amor. Her husband had recently stopped sending their monthly child sponsorship donation and she had some questions. I realized that their questions could possibly be the same with many of our supporters, so I’ll address them here.

She asked if the homes were doing alright. I shared that we’re having difficulties with certain “Bolivia” issues.

I could have also added corruption in the court system…

an environment that does not favor non-profits…

laws that are not practical for those caring for children around the clock.

She asked if I trust our administrative staff at Casa de Amor Bolivia.

Let me just say YES!



I’m sorry that I haven’t been more proactive in sharing that publically. I assumed that people would know I couldn’t leave and move to the US without a trustworthy, capable staff on the ground. Now I see that was a mistake.

First of all, it’s so awesome to have passed the work to nationals!!! This is a great goal of us in missions.

Secondly, I know my staff VERY well. We worked alongside each other for years and years. We bonded and I KNOW they caught the vision for Casa de Amor because I’ve seen it played out in their decisions again and again!

Right now, I long to be with them there, looking them in the eyes and saying I’m sorry for how hard things have been, and assure them that they are doing a great job looking at the challenges from every angle.

We have not been able to replace the English communicator role, which greatly pains me, but Rosa stepped right into the role as director and is doing a great job. She wears many hats with grace!

Even though I’m not there, thirty beautiful children are being cared for. They receive food, education, medical and dental care, and of course round-the-clock love and care.

If anyone has questions about their giving, please don’t hesitate to write me!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Important Administrative Announcement

Casa de Amor Children’s Homes is in urgent need of these three staff members:

Bilingual Communication Administrator (Bolivia based)
Facilitate communication between the Bolivian ministry and international donors

Child Sponsorship Coordinator (US or Bolivia based)
Match children to sponsors, support communication between sponsored children and sponsors on a regular basis

Volunteer Coordinator (Bolivia based)
Coordinate every aspect of a volunteer’s service period in Bolivia from the moment of inquiry until the end of their stay

Our challenge through the years, particularly as I stepped back to care for my own family, has always been finding dedicated people as passionate about high quality ADMINISTRATION as CHILDREN. While sitting on the floor and playing with a child is important, there is a constant stream of national staff ready to do that. Sitting at a desk and telling supporters what is going THAT has been a hard role to fill!

August 2008
I still did plenty of baby holding!!

We will not be able to continue operation for much longer without English speaking administrative support to communicate with our amazing donors. Thank you! 

Write Jennifer for more information.