I was born and raised in the Chicago area and was given the nickname of ‘Micky’ as a young child. I married and raised 5 children, adopted a young boy of Hispanic background and had the opportunity to work with the Headstart program in the Chicago suburbs.
In 1979, we moved to Naples, Florida where I presently reside. I worked as a Realtor in this area for over 30 years and it was time to move on to another realm in my life.
As the Mother of a large family and grandmother of 15 children, I have always been interested in children and their welfare. I was not aware that a short visit to Ecuador would become a life changing experience and become a personal mission to help young children.
While visiting some business friends in Cotacachi, Ecuador, an indigenous young man invited me to visit a preschool and meet the people of this small village. The school was in poor condition and approximately 60 children between the ages of 2 and 6 were in the classroom.
The school was lacking in so many areas that it inspired me to make a personal decision, at the age of 71, to do something about this situation. And I took action to do so.
This was the birth of Ecuador Project Hope under the non profit guidelines of Global Help Foundation.
In two years we replaced the school roof, cleaned and updated the small kitchen, put in large picture windows to let sun in the classroom, dropped the ceiling and are now waiting to put in electricity and a bathroom. And there’s lots more that needs finishing.
If you feel you would like to help improve the lives of these children, we would be grateful for any contribution you care to make for this project.
We are in need of funds to complete some essential tasks. We have made it easy for you to make a donation through PayPal on this website. PayPal is a secure, risk-free and easy way to make online donations to Ecuador Project Hope.
So… if you’re into a life changing adventure… contact me to arrange a visit to Ecuador with me to experience our project up close and personal.
Founder – Ecuador Project Hope