Lindsey and Steve Poulson - Honduras

In Tegucigalpa there are many children living on the streets and many who are at high risk of doing so. Often these children have chosen to leave home because of how they were treated. They feel it’s safer for them to be on the streets. Some of them are even sent by desperate or negligent parents to work to support the family.

I work with the charity Street Kids Direct, which partners with projects that aim to stop this injustice. I help run our mentoring programme in Honduras, with a vision to place a caring and consistent adult in the lives of every high-risk child.


I work with street children and help run a mentoring programme that aims to empower and develop the full potential of some of these most vulnerable members of Honduran society


I represent Street Kids Direct, providing practical support as such as networking, safeguarding training, mentoring and local fundraising projects

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Another part of my role is in helping those projects develop and implement new policies and procedures (e.g. a safeguarding policy) and looking at how they can as effective as possible.
Since my first visit to Honduras in 2009 I knew I’d be called to live there at some point. I grew up in Amersham, was involved in church, enjoyed playing in a band and got my A-levels. A visit to Zambia in 2008 renewed my faith: it was no longer something just for my middle-class home-counties worldview – this was real and for everyone.

When I became a church youth worker, the thought of Honduras never went away. God led me to take groups of young people to Honduras, and to study aspects of my experiences there. I studied young people, communities and practical theology at the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission.
Honduras is a challenging place to live and work, particularly due to high political tensions and gang warfare. However, God’s light often shines the brightest in the darkest places. The children I am working with are often living the darkest of lives but together we can bring transformational light to individuals and to a nation.


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