Jonas was only five when he came to Amenacer, a home for street kids in Bolivia. Now age eleven, he recently celebrated his First Communion. He said, “Amenacer has taught me to believe in one God who is the Father of all, and in His Son Jesus who makes us free.
“When we arrived 20 years ago, people didn’t value human life as much in the mountains. The children would drop dead like flies and everybody would think it was very normal,” says Dr. Maria Teresa Losada Monsalve, director of the Cross Catholic Outreach supported Fundacion San Lucas Rural Health Project in Bolivia.
In the rural community of La Patilla, a Dominican boy catches a handful of clean, refreshing water from the new aqueduct system provided by Cross Catholic Outreach and the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana.
Meet Sebastian! He’s a 2nd grade student at La Buena Esperanza, a Catholic-run primary school that’s been partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach to serve very poor families in the dusty shantytown of Villa El Salvador, Peru.
This is Sister Mayra Lopez. She’s the director of St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage in Quito, Ecuador. The precious baby in her arms is Estefania.
A student enjoying her lunch at Mount Carmel Primary School in Benque Viejo, Belize. Support from Cross Catholic Outreach ensures that economically-disadvantaged children at the school are fed a nutritious daily meal, so they’ll have sharp minds and healthy bodies.