The Venezuela crisis has caused more than 6 million people to flee the country seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it’s also brought out their hospitable spirit.
Why World Vision is in Ecuador
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Ecuador
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- To help children know their worth and protect themselves from abuse, boys and girls participated in children's groups, where they learned life skills and online personal development activities.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, community members received hygiene kits that included soap, jerry cans and other supplies. They also learned about how social distancing through print, online, and in public spaces to help protect them from COVID-19.
- As part of a parenting course, parents learned how to nurture and discipline their children in positive ways, helping more girls and boys to grow up in safe, loving and caring homes.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- To help teach children fun ways to learn to read at home, parents received training through World Vision's literacy program.
- To support and inspire children to read outside of school, children participated in reading camps where they were also given books and other educational materials.
Prayer Requests from Ecuador
World Vision's staff in Ecuador are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
That leaders would prioritize nutrition programs and funding for the youngest children, to increase their chances at growing up healthy.
That children who have been out of school during the pandemic would be able to return safely and quickly so they can keep learning and developing.
News from Ecuador
God is with people suffering from disaster — refugees, families facing famine, survivors of earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.
In late 2015, World Vision launched Every Last One (ELO) — a $1 billion capital campaign over eight years to make life, hope, and a future possible for 60 million people. Explore the work that has already been done, and help us make an even bigger impact faster.
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