Real stories from the Hogar – 3 out of 10?

Here at Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope) every day we have many who come to us looking for help. This past week was particularly challenging with some extremely difficult cases. It is estimated that 3 out of 10 Ecuadorians do not have enough income to buy food. Our foodbank and soup kitchen tries to meet the needs of those most vulnerable. Often we think just about food, but when there is such extreme poverty, it has a profound effect on the children and they often go without the basics. We try our best to pay special attention to the needs of the children.

On Monday, the line of people looking for help was long. I noticed one little boy who was crying. His mother had come looking for food. When I stopped to ask him what was wrong, his mother said he was hungry. It is one thing when an adult is looking for food, but when you see a child crying from hunger, that is different. We gave him some yogurt and bread. Then we noticed that this little boy was living in such extreme poverty that he never had shoes, so we got him shoes. We also gave him a little truck as he had nothing to play with.

At Hogar de Esperanza we do more than just food. We have a whole range of programs that support those living in extreme poverty. We have a team of Social Workers, Psychologists, and Doctors who meet their needs. We run programs and workshops such as our sewing club, arts and Equine Therapy. To support our work, you can donate at: https://hogaresperanza.org/en/donations/

To support our Christmas program for those with catastrophic illness, you find more information about this program at: https://hogaresperanza.org/en/home-2/ Thank you for helping us support the most vulnerable.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

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