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The Cielo María Chuez Carranza Family

Location: Portoviejo, Ecuador

Members of the Family: Cielo, Mario, and Santo

Dates of Birth: Cielo (04/19/77), Mario (05/10/2009), and Santo (08/28/1962)

Occupation and Salary: Maria is a housewife and Santo collects scrap metal with a tricycle.  Santo receives a government grant of $50 per month for taking care of his grandson.  

Our Story: Cielo is the grandmother of Mario. Mario's mother left him with Cielo after breaking off her relationship with Mario's father.  Both Cielo and Santo worked before the pandemic - Cielo washed clothing and cleaned a house twice a week, and Santo had a street food stand.  When the pandemic hit, both lost thier jobs.  Santo now works in the junk metal industry to try and bring in some money for the family.  Cielo does not receive any money from the government, because her children are grown and she is not yet a senior citizen. 

The family owns a house made of wood and brick.  They have electricity and water service, but the service frequently fails.  

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.