The Manuelito Children's Home offers safe refuge for nearly 50 children, all of whom have been rescued from the streets or situations of high risk and neglect.
Your donation makes a massive difference. Watch a short video here from one of the volunteers about their visit to the home.
Maria (photo right) is the newest and youngest member of the Manuelito family. She and her little brother were rescued from a very dangerous situation and took a while to adapt to the love and security of the home. For many, it takes years to begin the process of understanding how their early years of neglect and abuse has impacted their education, health, body and well-being.
The couple in charge of the home are Mauricio and Helga Pinto who moved to the home 2 years ago with their 2 young children. They made a great sacrifice to give up well-paid jobs in the capital but would not trade their new life for the life they used to live.
We are very confident of their work and the care the children receive. Duncan visits the home regularly and stays there to help work with the children and support the staff.
Your gift this Christmas will mean so much to the children. Often food is in short supply and so any gift you can give will make a massive difference and give these kids a memorable Christmas. Thank you.