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The Barreiro Pisco Family

Location: Portoviejo, Ecuacdor 

Members of the Family: Nexar, Narcisa, Elvis, María, and Kiara

Date of Birth: Nexar (10/9/1978), Narcisa (06/12/1985), Elvis (04/19/2004), María (01/30/2013), and Kiara (08/22/2018)

Occupation and Salary: Nexar is a farmer.  He picks lemons and cocoa beans. When there is a lemon harvest, he makes $400 a month.  Narcisa is a housewife.  

Their Story: Nexar works on his fathers farm picking lemons - he does not receive an hourly wage, but earns based on what he sells.  There are 4 months a year in which there is no lemon harvest. Nexar suffers from depression and has to take medication for it.  His wife, Narcisa is a housewife who has asthma and rhinitis. She requires treatment with vaccines, and she also suffers from dibilitating back pains. When she has a flare up, she is unable to move.  Elvis, the oldest child, developed a psychological disorder and was placed in a psychiatric hospital for a month.  With medication, doctors have been able to stabilize him, but he is still not back to normal. His medication is very expensive.  He was a very good student in school , but now, because of his disorder he doesn't want to continue his studies at his university.  Daughter, María, is a student at the Holy Family Education Center.  She is in catechism class to receive her first Holy Communion. It is very difficicult for her to see her brother in such a bad state. The youngest daughter, Kiara, stays home with Narcisa.  She is mischeveous and will enter school next year.     

What Your Sponsorship Provides
When you sponsor a family in Ecuador, your donation supports a monthly gift of food and basic hygiene and cleaning products for the family.  These families are very impoverished and what little income they have is not enough to buy the basic necessities.  Families will also receive monthly visits from volunteers and the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother who not only look after their physical needs but also their spiritual needs.  Any additional funds given beyond the minimum $37 per month will provide other necessities as needed, such as home repairs or basic home utensils.  Additional donations can be made here.

What You'll Receive
As a sponsor, you will receive a newsletter with general updates from our communities in India and Ecuador as well as a letter from your adopted child 3 times per year:  Easter, early fall and Christmas.  We also encourage you to send letters or cards to your adopted child by creating and logging into your account on our website.