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The Vélez Vera Family

Country - Ecuador

Members of the Family
 - José Francisco, Bella, and their son José Manuel

Dates of Birth - José Francisco 5/23/2939, Bella 3/30/1958, José Manuel unknown

Occupation and Salary - José Francisco and Bella receive $150 from the government in monthly assistance, due to their disabilities. 

Our Story - Both José and Bella suffer from disabilities: José has mobility problems and cannot walk, and Bella has difficulty speaking. She was abused as a young child and her life has been full of much suffering. Their son suffers from an addiction to drugs. 

The family lives together in the La Palsita community, in the parish of Riochico. They do not have a telephone. 

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.