Real stories from the Hogar – a child holds on tight

His arm was so tiny. He wrapped it around my arm. Holding on tight. He would draw his face muscles tight, like he wanted to cry but there were no tears. We sat together and watched Peppa Pig. His mother was gone with the police and our team from the foundation to get her things out of her apartment.

The police said it was one of the worst living conditions they witnessed. She had been looking for help for some time until someone told her that we were the place to come to. At only one and half, this little boy carried the pain of watching his mother, him and his two-month-old brother suffer horrific abuse. But now they are safe. None of them have documents, so we will help her get them. Working with the police, we will also file protective orders for her and work with other foundations to get her stabilized and in safe living conditions.

There is no way to describe or express the way we feel when we see a suffering child. It is very difficult when you see these innocent souls in such pain. This is only one of many cases we deal with here at Foundation Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope) every day. You can support our work in many ways. Either through financial donations, donating or shopping at our Thrift Shop, supporting our Bill Pay service or attending one of our events. Please contact us so we can continue to support and protect children in need. To donate through GivingWay: or for other options including a tax receipt:

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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