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Real stories from the Hogar: Giving strength to families in crisis

At Hogar de Esperanza, we utilize every connection that we possibly can to assist those in greatest need. We strive to bring relief, and hope, to families suffering in the wake of a loved one’s illness. These families are some of the poorest of the poor, already vulnerable, and with nowhere else to turn.

Emilio, 40-years-old, recently received a cancer diagnosis, and can only receive the care that he needs here at SOLCA. The hospital in Mendez, where he lived, is familiar with our work, and contacted us requesting our help with coordinating Emilio’s treatment here in Cuenca. This is another example of how we cooperate with various hospitals across Ecuador. Emilio needed an immediate blood transfusion that his family could not afford, so we helped purchase what he needed at the Red Cross. As an additional means of supporting this poor family, we are providing accommodation for his brother and nephew to stay with us here at the foundation for the next month, so they can provide emotional support to their sick relative while also being available to donate blood during his initial round of cancer treatment. This support will help give the family the strength that they need to get through this especially difficult time.

In addition to Emilio, we have 25 other people staying here at the foundation right now, including patients and their families seeking medical treatment and other various means of assistance. We also continue to provide food to those in dire need who come to our door on a daily basis, desperately seeking help.

Times are tough for everyone right now, and we do whatever we can to bring them hope. But the needs are great, and our financial resources are low once again. Please help us to continue our work of helping those in greatest need. To donate, please follow our new link, Thank you so much – we could not do any of this without you!!

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca