Liberty gained its name based on our philosophy of giving children the freedom to be themselves, as well as the freedom from adversities they have had to face in their young lives. From this freedom, our hope is that all Liberty children will have new opportunities for bright and promising futures as adults.
While the county is known to have some of the beautiful beaches in the world, and the second-highest per capita income in Central America, about 50% of all children in Belize live below the poverty line, with poor and neglected children being the most vulnerable. Belize also has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in Central America, making 1 in 10 children vulnerable or affected by the disease. Drugs, violence, prostitution and teen pregnancy are an unfortunate reality for Belizean children who have few positive alternatives. Liberty Children’s Home provides a safe and caring environment to those who might otherwise have no alternative.