Sister María Rosa Leggol O.S.F, a Honduran religious woman and a committed group of Christian businessmen as a response to a call to serve disadvantaged brothers, in God's name, founded Sociedad Amigos de los Niños (S.A.N.) on March 13, 1966.

Already fifty one years have gone and SAN has responded to the problem by having influenced more than forty thousand children, young people and mothers in a direct way, but also influenced many more indirectly who are almost impossible to quantify throughout many different projects, events and emergencies or natural disasters at national and international levels that have occurred.