nonprofit foundation was started in 1967 by Zorayda Figueroa. The less fortunate
children of Ecuador do not receive the medical attention they need, because
adequate medical resources are not available in the areas where they live.
Also, the lack of social welfare makes it impossible for poor children to have
operations they need to be able to simply walk, see or hear. For example, a
high number of children with deformities, cleft palates, club feet and other
maladies are born each year in Ecuador.
from around the world come to Ecuador to help give these children a chance to
live happier, more productive and fulfilled lives, thus contributing to society
in a positive manner.
the foundation headquarters are in Guayaquil, the doctors donate their time all
over the country, including in the Galapagos Islands. Planned weeks and
sometimes a year in advance, the medical missions bring doctors, surgeons,
translators and other volunteers for a specified period of time.