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The number of infections is still rising daily in Quito and there are no IC beds free, healthcare is cracking. Our kids parents still can't go to the streets to make money to support their family and the kids are all still at home. It's a tough situation for the kids, they've been home for 4,5 months. Don't see friends, teachers or other confidential persons and can't just go out for it. It's summer holidays now but the weather is Quito not very beneficial so children spend all days in their house. Of course, we hope that the situation will change soon, in the meantime, we will do what we can to support our children and their families. So we are still handing out food packages, ′′ a silver lining in these dark times ′′ says one of the mothers. We hope you want to continue to support us as well you can still contribute to the food packages via  or via

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A message from Quito from our coordinator Melanie:

Proud to be part of Villa Ticca coordinator in Quito. The children and youth who are part of our daily lives have been in trouble during this period of COVID and are literally hungry! I have close contact with the kids and their moms by phone and lately these have been sad chat. The despair was palpable on the other side of the line. Due to the almost complete lockdown (only for food and medicine we can go on the streets) there is no work (most parents / mothers work in cleaning or sale of fruit / vegetables and candy) so no income and now no money for the families to provide food. But also higienic products. Children-youngsters up to 18 are literally locked inside because this group is not allowed to go outside! Schools will no longer open until the end of the school year and get education through internet. For many children, also our escolares, this is impossible because they don't have internet connection or a computer. Buttttt....... Last Wednesday and Thursday, thanks to your help we were able to provide our 27 families with a biweekly food package and other products such as toilet paper, toothpaste and sanitary pads. We hope to be able to continue this in the coming time as long as it takes. So nice to be able to support our children right now. A big thank you from team Ecuador and all the families. Do you want to contribute something to these food packages? You can do that very easily with any amount desired via the link below

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Message from Quito
Dear people, what an impact of the Corona virus all over the world! We are thinking about everyone who gets affected by this. In Quito there is currently a full lockdown. People are only allowed to go on the streets to do groceries, so villa ticca is also closed by the government until further notice. Unfortunately, of course, our costs continue, so we hope you will continue to support us in these difficult times too. For now we wish everyone a lot of strength, stay healthy!

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We would like to present you Ashley and Hugo, they are still looking for a sponsor who wants to contribute to their place at villa ticca! As a donor at Villa Ticca you make real difference. All your gifts go directly to the children of Villa Ticca in Ecuador. For € 70 per month, you'll set a place available in villa ticca. Thus, thanks to you, another child in Ecuador can use everything that Villa Ticca has to offer these children. Or take a sponsorpakket of € 35 a month. click here for more information

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Muchas Gracias, Rankin Skinner, Ruthi Q Skinner, Donald Skinner, Roberta Skinner, Dana Skinner Stefaniak, and everyone from the Kentucky-Ecuador Partners!!
The Kentucky Ecuador Partners Dental Initiative, make volunteers travel to schools to apply Fluoride Varnish with ACP and provide Toothbrushes.
Luckily they come and visit Villa Ticca every year! Thanks for helping our kids keep there precious smiles! 

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Here a picture of a part of our escolares during the celebration of the foundation of the city of Quito!
This is celebrated every year everywhere in the city and of course also in our daycare!


a traditional meal in Ecuador in ' el dia de los disfuntos ' or ' el dia de los muertos ' on November 2 in Ecuador. Purple Colada is a typical drink from Ecuador. This is prepared with purple corn flour, which gives it its thick consistency and accentuates the color that gives name to this drink. It also carries fruits such as naranjilla, pineapple, mora or mortiño and a series of aromatic herbs and crusts, such as cinnamon, and other sweet spices. In the tradition they serve it together with the bread dolls(bread usually of non-ordinary flavor and various fillings that have shape of doll, hence the name). In the case of indigenous communities in the Andean Region, especially in rural areas as in the province of tungurahua, their consumption and offering is performed in the cemetery itself, next to the tomb of the deceased family as part of the rite of reunion with The ancestors.

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