Real stories from the Hogar – All Alone

Some of our most complicated cases come from Taisha and surrounding area, deep in the Amazon. Many of them do not speak much Spanish, their native language is Quechua, nor have they been outside their communities. So, when a baby is sick and must be rushed to Cuenca, things could get quite scary and uncomfortable for the parents. We have established connections with community representatives in many of these communities.

We received a call from The Cantonal Board of Macas that a 15-year-old mother was at the hospital with her 4-month-old son, who was in serious condition with pneumonia. Although, they had given her instructions to come to the Foundation, no one had heard from her for days. Oscar, our patient coordinator, found her sleeping on a hospital chair, scared, being alone in an unknown city.

Young, underage mother’s is one of our targeted priorities and we provide a safe place for them, counselling and support. You can support young mothers by donating at: or for other options, including a tax receipt or bank transfer: Thank you for your support.

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

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