Grace Honduras Heroes
Katherine Melissa Mejía
Founder & President of the
Katherine is Grace Honduras's founder; has a Bachelor's in Educational, Clinical, and Business Psychology, a Master's in Human Resource Management, and a Master's in Clinical Psychology. She is certified in Preschool Educational Methodology, with plans to study for a Master´s in Psychopedagogy. She is a social entrepreneur award recipient winning national and international awards and is passionate about psychology and psychopedagogy. She has worked in brigades as a translator and in Grace Honduras since 2013. Feels Grace Honduras as her daughter and her life purpose, inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Allan is a sociologist with a Bachelor's degree from the National University of Honduras. He worked as a consultant on social development projects in various departments in Honduras before settling in San Pedro Sula. Allan enjoys reading and playing soccer in his free time and has a passion for music and films with a social sense. He is a dedicated member of Grace Honduras, where he works to help children and has formed close relationships with his coworkers, whom he considers a second family. Allan is dedicated to his job, which he loves, and considers himself at the service of the children 24/7. He is motivated by the positive impact he is having on their lives and is dedicated to serving with excellence and love.
Nadia Sarahí Rodríguez Fino
Nadia is a hardworking individual who values learning and personal growth. She has a background in administrative informatics and has worked in a commercial store and a call center. Nadia is currently working for Grace Honduras and feels happy and fulfilled contributing to the education of the students. She values a good work environment based on respect and trust and finds inspiration in her faith, with her favorite verse being Philippians 4:13.
Menna Gabriela Santos Carranza
Preschool Principal Teacher
Menna Gabriela Santos is a 26-year-old Honduran psychologist with a degree from the National University of Honduras. Menna has a passion for education and has worked as a teacher and counselor in both formal and informal settings. She is currently a preschool principal teacher and provides psychological assistance and counseling at Grace Honduras. Menna values her family and considers God to be her guide in life. In her free time, she enjoys painting, singing, cooking, and reading. Menna is also a fan of music, the sea, and animals, with a particular fondness for dolphins.
Jennifer López Orellana
Fifth grade teacher
Jennifer currently is studying for a Bachelor´s in Education, at UNAH. Passionate about music, soccer, ceviche, and Coca-Cola. Values her relationship with Grace Honduras and believes in the importance of friendship and unity in the workplace. Holds strong values, represented by her favorite verse Colossians 3:23. Empathetic and responsible, with a strong work ethic and a positive outlook towards life. Committed to making a positive impact on children through her work.
Jenny Elizabeth Orellana Trujillo
Kitchen and Parent volunteer program coordinator
Doña Jenny is a dedicated member of the kitchen team and holds the responsibility of overseeing the Nutritional Programme. She is also the coordinator of the parent volunteers in the kitchen. With the arrival of Grace, Doña has seen a remarkable change in her life and community. The community was dull and had difficulties sending children to school, but now, thanks to Grace, all the children are studying and her daughter Jennifer is even graduating from high school with a scholarship. The team, led by Grace, also built Doña a new home after the hurricanes Eta and Iota, which she is grateful for. Doña loves cooking for the children and sees their growth as a source of inspiration and blessing.
Gloria Esperanza Ochoa Caceres
Gloria is a dedicated woman who works in the kitchen. With her three sons and a granddaughter attending Grace, she is an active member of the school community. Despite her previous job in the trash dump, she has persevered to achieve financial stability and a job she loves. Her hard work has resulted in consistent meals on the table, a new home, and the soon-to-be launch of her own micro-business selling food.
We love Doña because she is the only one who has been with us since the beginning.
Narciso Dositeo Martínez Chacon
Chito (Narciso) is a multi-talented individual who works at Grace, where he performs various tasks including construction, school maintenance, gardening, and any other needed chores. Chito feels grateful for the job as it has provided him with a sense of dignity and identity. Prior to working at Grace, Chito used to collect copper and aluminum at the dump, but he no longer does so. Additionally, Chito's 4 children and wife are students at Grace, which has also given him the opportunity to learn and grow.
Sixth grade teacher and nurse
First grade and first level teacher
Second grade and Second
UK Fundraising Ambassador
My name is Freya Robbins, I completed my Bachelor's degree in French, German, and Spanish and am now studying for my master's in Translation and Interpreting with modules in humanitarian aid. I have worked as a professional translator in the past but after visiting several countries in Latin America, I have had a change of heart and now wish to dedicate my life to humanitarian aid and helping others. I can think of no better way to start my journey than helping at Grace and am very grateful for the opportunity to support Katherine and the rest of the team in their incredible efforts to help relieve the children of Honduras from poverty.