Mission Santa Maria supports exceptional students in pursuit of university degrees.

Most of the students in this program come from Esperanza Home for Children and would otherwise have no hope of receiving post high-school education. The program pays for housing, food, healthcare, and university required supplies for each student during their years in university.

A university diploma can lead to a well-paying job in Ecuador, elevating these young men and women out of poverty for the first time in their families’ history. Currently, five students are supported through this program.