About Impact Honduras

We desire to make the greatest IMPACT possible


Impact Honduras is a DBA of Impact World Change, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) based in Baxter, Minnesota. IMPACT provides new and existing ministries administrative support by guiding them to legal and financial confidence so that they can fulfill God’s purpose that is placed on each ministry leader’s life. We partner with individuals passionate about ministry such as the Brainerd Team listed below.


Our mission is to rescue, educate, and provide comprehensive whole-life care to the children and youth of Project Manuelito. These children are the most vulnerable people, most of whom are immersed in abuse, drugs, mistreatment, and abandonment. The care they receive addresses their physical, social, economic, and spiritual needs.


Our vision is a world where every child in the region of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who has experienced abuse or neglect, is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.

Brainerd, MN Team

Tim Lake

Team Lead

Rick Arthur

Team Member

Bethany Kidrowski

Team Member

Curtis Hiltbrunner

Team Member

Project Manuelito

Juan Carlos Degrandez

Executive Director

Juan Carlos is 37 years old and was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in the same neighborhood as the Church that founded the Manuelito Project, Iglesia Santidad Amor Y Vida (Love & Life).

His father left their house when he was 8 years old. He is the youngest of four brothers, one of which has been in heaven since 2016.

He grew up going to Amor Y Vida. He went to a military school at the end of his senior year of high school in 2001. It is at this time he started volunteering with the Manuelito Project and was one of the first people to help get the kids off of the streets and into a transition house. He is now the Executive Director or Project Manuelito. Click Juan’s photo to read his full bio.