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.

2020 Updates and Accomplishments

In 2020, Mission Santa Maria supported 11 students to be able to attend university. To date, the university program has 4 graduates.