Montaña de Luz was begun as a hospice for children with HIV/AIDS in Honduras whose parents had died or had become too ill to care for them. Located an hour and half to the East of Tegucigalpa on top of a mountain overlooking a valley of small towns and sugar cane fields the mountain of light is a refuge for children who desperately need the specialized care, nurturance, healing and love provided to them in this refuge from a world where AIDS is stigmatizing. Founded in 2000 on an abandoned property, teams came from all over to complete the renovations. In 2001, the first three children arrived and over the years we have cared for over 65 children. In 2003, we transitioned from being a hospice to being a home thanks to the availability of anti-retroviral medications. Our purpose is to love and care for these vulnerable children, empower them with knowledge and resiliency to grow into productive members of the community, to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS while working to eliminate discrimination and prejudice of people living with HIV, to facilitate bridges of understanding and compassion while helping to form global citizens through our service team and Long Term Volunteer experiences and to facilitate meaningful opportunities for giving of both personal and financial resources.

Mission Statement

Montaña de Luz is a faith based organization creating a loving home for children in Honduras who are affected by HIV/AIDS. We give our children comprehensive care, including education, medical care, and emotional and spiritual support. As our children grow toward adulthood, we strive to prepare them for life beyond Montaña de Luz.

The children we care for range in age from preschool to young adulthood. Children with HIV have special dietary, medical, educational and psychological needs. Many of the children came to us after experiencing extreme poverty, neglect and often time’s abuse. Your support of this life saving and transformative ministry is the difference between life and death for many of these children!

Meet Our Team

Morgan Brown Photo
Executive Director
Anyssa Juarez
Service Team Coordinator
Laurie Staff Photo
Dir. of Donor Relations/Operations

Become an Extension of Our Team

Montaña de Luz (MdL) accepts volunteers (Individuals and Couples) to live and work side by side with our staff in Honduras serving and caring for the children who call Montaña de Luz home. During this one year commitment, you will have the opportunity to provide a meaningful contribution to the wellbeing of the children we serve. We need people with all types of backgrounds from education to healthcare to gardening. Learn more about our Long Term Volunteer Program in Honduras!  Learn more about our Long Term Volunteer Program in Honduras.