Support Hondura – Amiga

Board of Advisors


Helen Kornblum, M.D., President, and Executive Director in the U.S.
Raquel Ortez, S.S.N.D., Vice President, and Executive Director in Honduras
Liz Carter, Financial Operations Manager


Angie Braithwaite, N.P., Manager of brigade pharmacy
Katie Herrera, R.N., Manager of brigade operations
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (OLPH) in San Antonio TX
Kurt Ewert
Melanie Kornblum, O.T., Manager of fundraising
Rene Robleda Matute, J.D.
Ingris Amaya Martell
Mark Kornblum
Emily Conlon
Barb Campbell



AMIGA is so dear to me and truly has changed my life. It is difficult to sum up what I love most about it. Top of list: the opportunity to serve those most in need and making connections within so many beautiful communities..


Being part of AMIGA at OLPH in Texas brings unbridled fellowship and community as we strive together to support the AMIGA mission in Honduras.
This enthusiasm naturally spreads to and permeates the overall ministry effort at OLPH, with the parish community experiencing a connection to Honduras through donations and time, bringing fulfillment to their service commitment to God’s community. Serving on the AMIGA missions to Honduras has brought me everlasting friendships, memories and fulfillment. Bringing hope and love in the form of medical attention to our poorer brothers and sisters in Honduras is tremendously uplifting. In return, they share their rich culture, deep gratitude and a graciousness that fills me up. AMIGA has highlighted my service life for many years and is bedrock in my spiritual life.    Michael Schramm

Amiga OLPH ministry has been a great opportunity for me to be active in our church community. It feels like a family helping each other accomplish different tasks. For the greater good of the Amigas Mission in Honduras. I have been able to learn a lot from both aspects by helping, listening, and learning about our culture compared to the Hondurans. I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful ministry and Mission.    Ellie Cantu


Before my oldest daughter went on her first brigade ten years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Doctora Helena and Sister Raquel. I was immediately drawn to their passion, joy, and commitment to the mission of AMIGA. The following year, I was able to experience a brigade with both of my daughters, creating an enduring relationship with AMIGA and the many people we met in Honduras.  Since then, my entire family has been involved. We are so grateful for AMIGA being a conduit in connecting numerous medical providers to share love and care for those struggling daily with extreme poverty.


AMIGA is a labor of love. We don’t have to help; we GET to serve our brothers and sisters in Honduras. It is a blessing and a privilege to be able to donate our various talents, time and treasures to an organization rooted in love and dedicated to the service of others.

I was inspired by Juan and his son Christian, the young man who received the wheelchair from AMIGA that we met in June. It was incredibly moving to hear Juan say that it’s not a burden to care for his son, but that he is blessed to get to care for him every day. An empty boat sits under their home, a constant reminder of the reality of recurrent flooding from which they have to flee. No complaints, just gratitude for every day. A lesson for us all.


Humbled and Fulfilled are two words I use to describe my feelings after each Amiga brigade. To serve and learn from the people that touch our lives there is amazing. You learn that family is everything and possessions are not very important. Our work there hopefully makes the people of Honduras feel better and gives them hope for a better life.

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