Casa Domingo (INJOCA) & the floppy haired chap

Hi all

To follow up with some of the work I have been doing with Casa Domingo, I am going to include a video that is on the Casa Domingo website. It is in Spanish, some of which is in street Honduran Spanish, so it might be a little hard to understand to those who can understand. I work quite closely with the red haired woman, Ana. I have also interviewed a couple of lads who feature in the video. One of them is the floppy haired chap and the other is towards the end of the video. The floppy haired chap was wearing a Beatles t-shirt when I interviewed him. He didn’t believe me when I told him the Beatles were English. I gave a 50p piece as a gift from the UK anyway. He’s a decent bloke. He’s originally from Yoro, in the north of Honduras. He has been on the street since he was 8, after his dad beat him senseless. He turned to drugs. They have played a large part of his life and led him down avenues that he preferred not talking about.

He is now working in construction and looking for a beautiful woman, so he says. Casa Domingo has been helping get his life back together, making him concentrate on being independent and surviving by himself. He’s had a tough ride, made some mistakes. Many of us have. He’s nearly my age now (32 if you’re wondering). He’s doing alright.

I am going to include a Beatles song that I absolutely love. I suppose it kind of suits a lot of people living in the streets, when they need to rely on someone, like the floppy haired chap relies on Casa Domingo. It’s Don’t Let Me Down. I was listening to it with Pam’s brother, Juanjo, on Saturday night, but I would like to dedicate it to the floppy haired chap.

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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