Oscar Manuel Valladares Barahona
I am: 15 years old.
My Birthday: December 8, 2006.
I Moved to the Project: in 2019.
My Family: I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters. I have twin sisters. My siblings live at home. My mom works long hours. My dad has been in and out of incarceration. Before coming to the Project, I was often with my cousins on the streets.
My Grade: I am in 8th grade. I go to school on-site at the Manuelito Project.
My Favorite Subject in School: Computer class, as I like to use computers.
My Personality: I have a strong personality and am hard working. I am intelligent and like to collaborate. I am confident in myself! I put up a tough front, but if you look closely, you can see glimpses of my caring attitude, especially when I am caring for the animals at the Project.
My Career Goal: I want to be a fireman.
My Favorite Hobbies: I like playing soccer, playing on computers, and caring for the animals at the Project. You can often find me caring for the cows, goats and chickens in the morning, and spending time with the cats and dogs throughout the day.
Normal Responsibilities: Cutting the grass, cleaning up brush, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the boy’s dorm area, mopping the dining hall, picking up the trash, fixing the fencing for the animals, caring for the animals, helping with fixes on the grounds.
My Favorite Food: Pizza
What Do I Like More – Cats or Dogs?: Dogs, especially puppies.
I Am Excited To: Go to the water park once the pandemic ends.
Idea of a Great Day: When I can graduate! It is also a good day when I can see my family.
Support Raised: $100 a Month
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Since it was founded by Pastor Jorge Pinto in 1999, the Manuelito Project
has directly or indirectly helped more than 2,000 children.
The Manuelito Project provides a home, food, clothing, education and lots of love to roughly 35 former homeless children, many who chose the streets to escape a life of abuse. The campus is located in Talanga, Honduras. An on-site school also provides free education and meals to impoverished children from Talanga. At the Manuelito Project, there are teachers and house parents for the children who live there serving around the clock while managing to raise a family of their own. Their ability to stay in Honduras and serve depends upon donors from the Journey North (Impact’s founder) and other churches across America.