Save the date! Fall Fest 2023, Thurs Nov 2

You’re invited to our Fall Fest, a party with a mission in NYC! Enjoy an open bar, tasty treats, and learn how we are changing lives of children through our programs. Get tickets here!



TIME: 6:00-10:00PM

LOCATION: THE CHELSEA BELL NYC, 316 8th AVE, NY (26th St & 8th Ave)



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Little Girls Move Into Their New House!

It is with so much gratitude and joy that we share the news of the little girls moving into their new house.

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5 Graduates Enroll in DP World Shipping Work-Study Program

You may remember that in 2022 Mission Santa Maria started a partnership with DP World Shipping Company, an international shipping company that owns one of the largest ports here in Ecuador. 

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Cristina Graduates

It is with overwhelming excitement that we share the news of Cristina’s graduation from law school.

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Franciscan University Students Come to Serve

For the past three weeks, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of 19 students, one faculty advisor, and one Franciscan Friar from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. 

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Meet Bonnie

When you first meet Bonnie, there are two things you might notice. First, he is pretty big, and very strong, especially compared to some of his smaller structured Ecuadorian peers. Second, he has a permanent smile. 

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Back to School!

Last week, a new school year began in Ecuador. As any parent, caregiver, or education professional knows, the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time! 

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Food Distribution Continues Over Summer Break

Though school remains closed for the summer holiday, our support to families in the scholarship plus program continues.

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A New Home for the Little Girls

One of our newest projects in these first few months of 2023 is the construction of a new house for the little girls at the Mission Home.

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Meeting with our University Students

Over the past weekend we gathered with the majority of our university students for a chance to socialize and offer encouragement. 

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