The Esperanza Home for Children was started over 30 years ago and now provides a home to over 75 children aged 2 weeks – 17 years old.
The children arrive at Esperanza having survived significant abuse and neglect. The home is run by missionary sisters (similar to Mother Teresa’s nuns). The children receive care from a team of psychologists and social workers and enter the Mission School or are given specialized education. But the most important factor to the children’s psychological rehabilitation is the love and care given to them by the missionary sisters.
We have partnered with Esperanza to cover the cost of education (school fees, school supplies, and school uniforms) for every child living at the home. Sometimes, children arrive at the home having never attended school in the past. We have also support special projects such as safe drinking water, hot water systems for bathing, and washing machines to ease the burden of laundry (for 75 children!). When necessary, we have also undertaken larger scale projects such as the construction of new bathrooms for the boys.