About Us

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About Us

Nueva Esperanza Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization registered in Ohio, USA. Aiming to serve and enhance the quality of life for those locally in our community, in the Toledo area, and around the world, as part of our international vision to build the first orphanage, with the purpose of rescuing unwanted newborns and children in the country of Comayagua, Honduras. Nueva Esperanza Inc. is a faith based organization, an extension of God’s helping hand, and the generous donations from individuals like yourselves to help those most in need.




Comayagua, Honduras

Our History

Nueva Esperanza, Inc. is a faith based, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that was created in January 2014 after God deposited the desire to help those in need in one of the founders. In October 2009, Luis Gandarilla, a father of five and an independent contractor from Cleveland, OH, USA, traveled as a missionary to Comayagua, Honduras for the first time. On this trip Luis met with Pastor Galvez and his wife Marta, humble Hondurans, with a great desire to help their people. Together, they shared the opportunity to provide food and clothing to children in poverty. Luis was overwhelmed with the existent needs and poverty in this country, something was planted in his heart, a vision to help meet the needs of the children in Comayagua, Honduras.

When Luis returned home he met with his friends, Pastors Juan Jr. and his wife Gabriela Cruz (also Honduran and a native of Comayagua) and shared his experience as a missionary. Together they shared the vision of creating the first orphanage with a purpose to rescue newborns and children in Comayagua, Honduras. In this area, according to the CDC the infant mortality rate is 24/1,000 life-births due to poverty. Luis with his wife Kayleene, a pediatrician, realized that this vision was not just a dream but a reality. For this reason, Nueva Esperanza Inc. a faith based, non-profit organization, was established.

Pastors Cruz and their family moved to Honduras and are currently residing in Comayagua. They have established the Church Yahveh Shammah, and are learning the needs of the community and surrounding areas. Missionaries Luis and Kayleene, Pastors Juan Jr. and Gabriela, with Pastor Galvez and his wife, have begun the challenges of establishing this vision. Together with the volunteer team, they started the process of creating and establishing the different elements of the Casa Cuna Nueva Esperanza Orphanage.

I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.    (Joshua 1:9)




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Our Mission

Nueva Esperanza Inc.’s purpose is to lend a helping hand to individuals living in poverty in our community and around the world to improve their quality of life.

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