El Faro Child Survival Program (Ecuador)
Las Laguna is a remote community in southern Ecuador. Located far from any big city, it is overlooked by the Ecuadorian government and poverty and unemployment are rampant.
Animals roam free throughout Las Lagunas contributing to the lack of sanitation, and consequently malnutrition, infections and disease are common, especially among children.
Though the men in this community work in agriculture or make bricks, this provides very little income. Most women do not have any formal education and are unequipped to care for their children, lacking even a basic understanding of child survival and development.
The El Faro Child Survival Program (CSP) is a beacon of light amidst these dark realities. Mothers and children who attend this CSP are finding hope for a better future. As a part of the CSP they receive life-saving benefits like:
- prenatal care and medical checkups
- food supplements and nutritional counseling
- health care for both mother and newborn
- literacy training
- life-skills and vocational training
At El Faro CSP, mothers and their children are also invited to church and given the opportunity know God, and this often leads to the most significant life transformations. Once they understand how much God loves them and that He has a plan for their lives, they find purpose and know that life will be different.
By supporting El Faro CSP, you can be a part of this life-changing program! Join us in bringing hope to the families in Las Lagunas.