and Restoring hope.
renewing lives, rebuilding families, and restoring hope
Helping vulnerable youth and families in Ecuador break free from generational poverty and neglect to experience the fullness of life found in Jesus.
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Over 90% of orphans in Ecuador have nowhere to go when they turn 18.
70% of these people will become:
- Gang Members
Helping youth and families break free
Our Three-Layered Approach
orphan advocacy initiative
Family Preservation Program
For Jennifer and Jason Nails, advocating for vulnerable youth is more than a mission, it’s a way of life. They have six children, four of which have come through adoption.
In the Summer of 2011 they led their first short-term mission trip to Ecuador and realized quickly that this could not be a “one and done” endeavor. Over the next 5 years they consistently lead trips to Ecuador where they began to build God-ordained relationships with others who shared their desire to see the children and youth break-free from generational poverty, abuse, and neglect.
They spent many tearful nights mourning the reality these kids faced and cried out to God asking, “What now?” It was then they knew God placed a calling on their hearts to do something. In 2016, in response to Isaiah 1:17 which says, “learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause,” Restore17 was born.
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Juan bounced between institutions after being abused by his mother. Due to the instability in his life, he only received a second-grade education. He did not have access to a proper education and developed mental and learning disabilities. Family reunification was not a safe or available option for Juan. Due to the abuse, Juan struggles with anger, rejection, and hurt…
When Juan turned 18, everything changed. He was welcomed full-time into Casa Esperanza and is receiving the specialized tutoring he never had. Juan is getting caught up to grade level and our staff is pursuing technical training options for him. Through our family-based transition home, Juan’s anger is subsiding as he is accepted and loved. He actively goes to a local church and participates in group activities at Casa Esperanza. Juan is thriving and learning what it means to belong in a family. By having a home, we can house more young men so they can acquire the necessary skills to become independent and have access to resources for their education.