Ecuador

Help at a center for young mothers and their babies

Tourism volunteering philanthropy

This Home gives a shelter to pregnant teenagers in at-risk situations who have been victims of sexual abuse, providing them with a home and with a space in order to develop themselves. The Home has 15 teenagers, some of them are pregnant, and the others have given birth already and they live at the shelter with their children. At the Home the teenagers and their children receive accommodation, meals and medical attention. Moreover, they participate in handicrafts and sewing workshops.

Ways you can help

You can help in the following areas:

  • Take care of the babies
  • Teach English to the teenage mothers
  • Develop artistic abilities
  • Assist with handicrafts such as pottery, painting, among others
  • Paint and repair the center

The typical schedule is from 8:30am to 12:30pm and from 14:00pm to 16:00pm after lunch.

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The first ever city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Inca ruins may be scarce but the city is awash with ancient culture and traditions. See the baroque churches of the Old Town or head for the hills of Panecillo on the cable cars. The markets are great for finding Inca handicrafts.