“If we succeed in removing even one of these children from the prostitution networks, we have succeeded.”
Emanuel Foundation has been started in the UK by Tony & Christine Patching after visiting Bolivia in May 2013.
Fundacion Emanuel was founded in Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America, in March 2007 by individuals who wanted to volunteer to financially support, help and turn around the lives of boys and girls who find themselves in ‘high risk’ situations in the red light district of the city of Cochabamba. The founder, Goretty Jora set the project up in her own home and has been extending it since 2007 to facilitate the work of the Foundation. Please, watch the short video...
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lies deep within the ‘red light’ district of Cochabamba which is the poorest and most dangerous area of the city. Goretty and her team totally trust in God to provide for them, which is very necessary as they survive on around £800.00 per month and they never know from month to month how much money will come in. Their meagre budget is strictly controlled by two volunteers from the university, so not a boliviano is ever wasted.
However, behind the smiles & laughter of the children along with their obvious love and care for each other, lay the reality that 29 out of the 33 children who attend the project suffer every day, beaten regularly by their mothers using fists, sticks or rocks (survey taken amongst the children in 2013).
Antonio & Maria Are brother & sister and are the most vulnerable children at Emanuel. They are at risk of being sexually abused, starved & vulnerable to human trafficking. Antonio suffers a lot & has no hope.
Supported by the largest baptist church in Cochobamba, the objectives of the Foundation include fighting against paedophiles, to fight child prostitution and against the generalisation that children of prostitutes inherit this way of life, to improve the quality of life of these children, and to instil good social skills and moral values.
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Emanuel Foundation programme offers hope to these children by providing them with nutritional & academic support, teaching them skills, their rights & obligations, responsibility, but most importantly – the opportunity to know God.