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Real stories from the Hogar

It all started with a fingerprint… Beaten, abused, and left for dead at the hospital doorstep… she was identified only by a fingerprint. The doctor said he never saw someone in this condition survive and she was a miracle. The miracle was all the expats and volunteers who have cared for her this past year and now another miracle is about to happen.

In our search to find her family, we discovered she was an orphan but had three children. We first found two of her boys, both living with HIV, one who was sexually abused. Some time ago we were able to visit with them. But the daughter proved more difficult to find. A few months ago, we found her living in another foundation on the coast. All her children were told their mother was dead and they have not been together in 8 years. The children now know their mother is alive.

Through negotiations with the other foundations and government agencies, we are leaving next Monday morning to reunite this family. First to Santo Domingo to pick up her two boys with a psychologist and then to Portoviejo to pick up the daughter. We will then spend two or three days at Crucita where they will get to spend time together. Our goal is that the children will be able to eventually come to Cuenca to live with her.

If you would like to support her trip, we have a card that you can sign at the thrift shop wishing her all the best on this emotional trip. You support would be greatly appreciated to make this trip possible. You can donate and sign at Esperanza Thrift Shop, Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Mariscal Sucre. Fundacion Hogar de Esperanza is grateful to all those who help us make miracles like this happen.

Garry Vatcher: 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca