Ecuador
What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period has been marred by political instability. Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents. In September 2008, voters approved a new constitution; Ecuador's twentieth since gaining independence. General elections, under the new constitutional framework, are expected in April 2009.
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Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru
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 Alfredo Acosta
 Renan Acosta
 Acosta Family Work for the Community

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PINTAG

In the high country of the Anden, in the dye of Quito, live thousands of Mestizen in very poor conditions. Most family fathers purged to the alcohol, abused women and children belong to the everyday life.

In all this emergency however hope is to be sown. Already before 14 years the Iglesia Evangelica with the project of a creche started. However-let young mothers got now the possibility their children to a place to bring, where they are well protected. While the mothers had been working, these children were often all day long locked up. Some spent the day in the backyard with the dogs or other one were carried along daily by their mothers to the work.  The crib gave many of these children a new at home. It is led and cared for by a trained psychologist and Christian.
 
Today from them young people became, those in that the crib appear still regular, help and cooperate. Owing to the daily assistance with the homework many of them have success with their studies. Already is the next generation at growing up.

From the baby to the young person, all feel well, under the guidance of conscious women and men. They grow up to humans, in a spirit of mutual confidence into the future to look can. Because they experienced assistance, all reason for hope.

Unfortunately children must be rejected again and again, because the financial assistance is at present meager. Poor ones help arms, that is not simple.  At present there is 35 children, which are we in the crib at helping. The monthly deficit entered 600 dollar. We would like gladly first this deficit to cover to be able and afterwards also more children take up, since the interest from year grew to year. Our possibilities were unfortunately limited only very much. 1999 could be opened its own school. Thus the support of the children could be ensured during their whole childhood. The school with 70 pupils fulfills one importantly to task in the education of the children. With love and much devotion the teachers workinside to monthly wages of 70 USD. 

Instruction takes place until today in rented areas, only the little place offer. 
For 20 years the church possesses its own large land piece. But at sufficient it is missing to financial means for a construction unfortunately still. First we would like to be able to increase however the wages of the instructors, since the pension money is kept as deep as possible, fail the wages too small.

There is the necessity the school material to renew also.

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PINTAG

Nuestra meta  es que podamos cubrir este deficit y poder tener mas niños en la guarderia.
En 1999 se ha podido abrir una escuela sin local propio. De esa forma se puede seguir con la educacion de los ninos en la misma linea. 70 alumnos estudian actualmente.

Con amor y mucho sacrificio de parte de los profesores dan su trabajo por un mensual de 70 USD.

La infraestructura de la escuela es arrendada y limitado en el espacio.

Prioridad para el momento seria poder subir los sueldos y comprar material para la escuela.

Desde hace 20 años la iglesia es propietaria de un terreno grande. No se ha podido construir por falta de recursos economicos.

En los andes del Ecuador en la aglomeraciones de Quito viven miles de mestizos bajo condiciones muy pobres. La mayoria de los padres son adictos al alcohol, mujeres e hijos maltrados diariamente.

En medio de todo ese sufrimiento ha sido sembrado esperanza. Hace 14 años comenzo la iglesia evangelica con un proyecto de guarderia.

Hoy en dia estos niños se han hecho jovenes, regularmente llegan todavia a ayudar y colaborar.

Por la ayuda diaria en los deberes muchos de ellos tienen exito en sus estudios. La proxima generation esta creciendo. Desde el bebe hasta el joven se sienten todos bien bajo la guia de diferentes mujeres y hombres resonsables. Por eso ellos miran el futuro con esperanza, con toda razon, ellos han recibido ayuda.

Por los recursos economicos muy estrechos lastimosamente muchos niños no pueden ser recibido. Pobres ayudando a pobres no es facil.
En la actualidad son  35 niños que ayudamos en la guarderia, con un deficit de 600USD mensuales.

Madres abandonadas por causa de su largo trabajo han tenido que encerrar a sus hijos durante todo el dia, otros ninos pasaron el tiempo en el patio con los perros. Todos ellos recibieron la posibilidad de acudir a un hogar seguro. Una doctora en psicologia y tambien cristiana se ha entregado a cuidar, ensenar y liderar la guarderia Ganando casi nada ha llevado adelante el proyecto durante 14 anos. 

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