Support 22 Kids w/ Special Needs at OSSO Orphanage

by Fundacion Hearts of Gold
Support 22 Kids w/ Special Needs at OSSO Orphanage
Support 22 Kids w/ Special Needs at OSSO Orphanage
Support 22 Kids w/ Special Needs at OSSO Orphanage
Support 22 Kids w/ Special Needs at OSSO Orphanage

During this period, OSSO has been able to achieve and fulfill many objectives, providing quality care to each of the children and tenagers that are part of the orphanage.

We want to tell you that thanks to each one of your kind contributions, children  with disabilities remain in treatment with medication and oxygen, improving muscle movement, in addition to decreasing spasticity, thanks to relaxation techniques we have been able to see how they improve their entire body.


Osso, has been able to create alliances with private companies, asking for donations of mobilization cranes,they have been already installed and our children are using them, this allows them to mobilize from one area to another


OSSO has also benefited from  the collaboration of volunteers from the United States,

Which have been an important contribution in strategic planning since they have proposed new objectives and activities for children and teenagers with severe disabilities. The most important thing is that they offer a big suport support to the staff.

We want to thank each one  of you because through your heart felt contribution we can permanently support with medications and hygiene materials, which have improved the quality of life for children with disabilities.


We want to invite you, to help us spread this great project so that more people join this cause, since there are many needs for children, we need to cover many expenses since it is a 24-hour care project, during the 7 days of the week .


We invite you to stay tooned, new projects are coming!


Once again, thank you for your big heart and trust to this organization, you are making a big difference!


Together we are the change!

You are Hearts of gold!

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Dear friends, we are happy to tell you some news!

Thanks to the sponsorship program, we have been able to continue drawing smiles in the children of OSSO, we seek to promote new values in society and create the shared value of solidarity, raising awareness among all sectors to collaborate with children.

We have been able to create new alliances with a group of teenagers, who have begun to collaborate with the program of drawing smiles, they began the restoration of the walls of the house, making attractive and novel paintings so that it has a better vision and reception, it was proposed to create the healthy garden, in which the group of volunteers have already started to plant organic products, this restructuring project is a long-term one in which they cover all the needs.

We want to tell you that girls and boys with disabilities remain in treatment with medication of continuous use avoiding seizures to occur more frequently. With the help of medication that we give to the children, they are helped so that they can evacuate on a daily basis and avoid having stomach pain. 

Thanks to the partnerships with new people, it was also possible to present the list of needs in which we were able to make the delivery of a donation of two blenders, which allow them to crush the food and be able to feed them in a correct way.

Thanks to you, we can deliver the medicines, making each of the children have a better daily life. It is for this reason that Hearts of Gold creates the space for these connections that affirm life to take place. You are part of this social transformation, thank you for your generosity towards these children with disabilities.

"Together we draw smiles and transform the lives of children in Ecuador."
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We can't believe how fast 2019 is going!

This last 3 months have been fully focused on connecting with locals and businesses that might be interested in sponsoring some of the need OSSO has.

We have visited OSSO with a group of supporters interested in learning about the work the orphanage does with the children.

Each visit fill the children with joy, we sing and play with them and make sure theY feel loved and cared for.

One of the youngest boys from the orphanage had to go to the intensive care unit for a week due to respiratory complications.

Thanks to you this little boy was able to successfully recover and had access to the medicine he needed.

Now he is back in the orphanage with the rest of the children.

This Children have been receiving diapers, baby wipes and medicines thanks to you. They have alsorecieveda much neededdonation, a bed with a special mattress to prevent wonds.

We are still looking for more supporters with a big heart that are willing to offer a better quality of life to this little angels.

We are happy to share the news of our little boy who recovered and is now smiling and playing with his family at the orphanage. A thank you wont be enough to express all the gratitude we have in our hearts for you!

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This past months have been very  productive, creating alliances that benefit OSSO.

Hearts of Gold has been the main resource starting contact with the local community and different businesses that have supported us.

On December 10, Santa Claus and Hearts of Gold staff visited OSSO, our children were very happy to see Santa who took the time to sing for them and  go into the rooms of the children that could not join the group on the patio.

Santa left  6 boxes of food like oatmeal powdered milk, lentils, shampoo and more products that were used for our children diet and personal care.

On December 12, we received another visit that came through Hearts of Gold “Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Jardin Azuayo” a group of good hearted people showed up in OSSO with bright smiles and joy, spending time with our children singing and dancing with them.

They also left toys diapers and baby wipes.

We have been receiving donations from  the local community, such as blankets some vitamins and the service of professional volunteers nutritionist and a doctor who comes and checks on our children.

We want to thank you for your from our hearts for your trust and support, thanks to you we have been able to buy Valcote, a high priority medicine that prevents our children from having seizures.

We want to send a giant hug to you, thank you for making a difference into the lives of our children, Happy New Year!


Lcda. Laura Zumba


Proyecto Los Pequeñitos de OSSO




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IN ENGLISH (En Español abajo): 


Our project Los Pequeñitos of OSSO continues to serve children and youth with severe disabilities. On September 6, we welcomed a new member, a very sick and extremely small child of 20 months, who has a severe disability. After his arrival we now again host 22 children with disabilities, after the death of our little Anthony in April of this year.


During the month of August, one of our children and two of our young people attended a summer camp where they were able to observe and participate in some daily activities. These activities allowed all children to leave the orphanage daily and to share with other children and youth in the community. Every Tuesday and Thursday we have scheduled activities with the two houses so that we can compare them to each other.


On July 31st, María José Orellana of Hearts of Gold and Carina Jara visited to get to know the children and thus start a project to get donors and volunteers for the OSSO project from our Foundation. After this visit, during the months of August and September, we received some groups of people who were accompanied by staff from the Hearts of Gold Foundation. Some of them donated diapers, medicines as well as formula milk, which has helped us to feed our new child. The purpose of these visits was to share our work and its beneficiaries and offer the opportunity to serve as volunteers at different times according to the needs of the orphanage. We welcome volunteers on the weekends, and encourage more individuals to get involved.


We are very grateful to the Hearts of Gold Foundation for all their support and for helping us find people willing to serve in a personalized way. Thanks to the intervention of the Hearts of Gold Foundation and its Community Assistance Program, we have received knowledge from the workshops offered. We are now better known in the community and therefore have better possibilities of obtaining the support we need.


We look forward to continue working with Hearts of Gold side by side to be able to serve our children and young people with disabilities in the way that they deserve.



Nuestro proyecto Los Pequeñitos de OSSO continua atendiendo a niños y jóvenes con discapacidades severas. El 6 de septiembre acogimos a un nuevo integrante, un niño muy pequeño y sumamente enfermo y frágil de 20 meses, quien tiene una discapacidad severa. Con la llegada de él volvimos a tener 22 niños y jóvenes con discapacidad luego del fallecimiento de nuestro pequeño Anthony el mes de abril de este año.

Durante el mes de agosto uno de nuestros niños y dos de nuestros jóvenes asistieron a una colonia vacacional en donde pudieron observar y participar en algunas de las actividades programadas diariamente. Estas actividades permitieron que nuestros chicos salgan diariamente del orfanato y puedan compartir con otros niños y jóvenes de la comunidad. Cada martes y jueves hemos programado actividades con las dos casas para que puedan compartir entre ellos tanto los niños como las “tías”.

El 31 de julio recibimos la visita de María José Orellana de Hearts of Gold y de Carina Jara para conocer a nuestros niños y así poder empezar un proyecto para conseguir donantes y voluntarios para el proyecto Los Pequeñitos de OSSO de nuestra fundación. Luego de esta visita, durante los meses de agosto y septiembre hemos recibido a algunos grupos de personas que vinieron acompañadas por personal de la fundación Hearts of Gold o referidos por la misma. Algunos de ellos donaron pañales, medicinas así como leche de fórmula, la cual nos ha servido para alimentar a nuestro nuevo niño. El propósito de estas visitas fue el presentarles el proyecto y a sus beneficiarios y ofrecerles la oportunidad de servir como voluntarios en diferentes horarios según las necesidades del orfanato. En la actualidad una de esas familias presentadas por la fundación Hearts of Gold está prestando sus servicios voluntarios durante una hora y media los días sábados. Existe el interés de otras personas deseosas de prestar su servicio en otros horarios.

Estamos muy agradecidos con la Fundación Hearts of Gold por todo el apoyo que está dando a nuestro proyecto y por ayudarnos a encontrar a personas dispuestas a servir de alguna forma. Estamos conscientes de que hace un año atrás éramos una fundación no muy conocida por la comunidad de Cuenca, pero que gracias a la intervención de la Fundación Hearts of Gold y al hecho de ser miembros de su Programa de Asistencia Comunitaria y al conocimiento recibido a través de los talleres ofrecidos, ahora somos más conocidos y por lo tanto con mayores y mejores posibilidades de obtener el apoyo de la comunidad.

Esperamos continuar trabajando hombro a hombro con la fundación Hearts of Gold para poder servir a estos niños y jóvenes tal como ellos lo merecen.

Cuenca soccer team visits OSSO
Cuenca soccer team visits OSSO
Celebrating birthdays
Celebrating birthdays
A few children at a time head out for the day
A few children at a time head out for the day
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Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Location: Cuenca - Ecuador
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Twitter: @Hearts_Of_Gold
Project Leader:
Maria Jose Orellana
Cuenca, Ecuador
$6,836 raised of $10,000 goal
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