Welcome to this Christmas Newsletter, which keeps you up to date with everything that has been going on lately in the Martin Chambers Ecuador Trust Charity.
In this edition we look at how the Trust has been helping our friends in Ecuador, namely Sagrada Familia School, Guayaquil, but also further north in the city of Portoviejo, which was devastated a couple of years ago in the earthquake.
As we approach the Feast of Christmas when families gather around and share of their resources, let us gather around our needy friends in Ecuador and tell them, through our support, how much we value them and how much we care for them.
Are you thinking about helping the poorest at Christmas time? Our friends in Ecuador need your help all year round, but here are three ways you can help them this Christmas:
- By PAYING THE SCHOOL FEES: The Head Teacher knows the personal circumstances of each pupil and this allows the Trust to offer to pay the school fees of the poorest children. If families cannot afford to send their children to school, the children would perhaps lose the chance to develop in life and eventually to find work.
- By RUNNING THE SOUP KITCHEN: Each day between 80 and 90 children come to the Soup Kitchen because their families cannot afford to feed them. At the Kitchen they are given a plate of home-made soup, a glass of fresh fruit juice and then a plate of rice and beans. This fills their stomach but it also means that when they come to class they are able to concentrate on the work before them. The money needed to run the Soup Kitchen comes entirely from your donations.
- By SUPPORTING DISABLED CHILDREN in the Paul VI Centre at Portoviejo. In the Centre, 90 disabled children receive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and animal therapy they otherwise could not afford. The Centre relies on individual donations to support the specialists and nurses to help run the Centre.
CAN YOU HELP FEED AND EDUCATE A CHILD FOR 2020?