At the beginning of the 1990s, the Samuel Foundation decided to help needy children in Costa Rica and, in 1991, built two children's homes in the city of San Isidro del General: the Albergue Heinz and the Albergue Günther Children's Homes. Equipped for ten children and adolescents, both facilities offered protection, care, and support in a family-like environment. Since then, countless children have been able to find a temporary new home there until new prospects open up for them - such as being taken into a foster family, being adopted or returning to their family of origin.
The Samuel Foundation ran the two children's homes in cooperation with the responsible Costa Rican child protection authority PANI until 2019. Infrastructure and staff were provided by the foundation. At the beginning of 2019, PANI took over both homes. This project for children and young people in need was thus successfully completed.