Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's a...boy!

SO.... I leave Cochabamba for the first time since 2009 and even while I'm traveling, administration agreed to take in a 6 day old beautiful baby BOY!!

Should've waited a day more to leave, shucks. ;-)

I love his name too...those who know my email can write me to ask me what it is, but it begins with G.

Can't wait to meet this little fellow when I'm back in 3 1/2 weeks!!!

Some pictures that Tio David emailed me this afternoon, made with the camera we were able to purchase thanks to the donation of a special kiwi friend... :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Casa de Amor's Car!!!!!!

In all of Casa de Amor's 6 1/2 year history, we have never had our own vehicle.

We have transported CDA kids in
in buses
in my car
in my family's car when they lived here...

in BOTH of the Holman family's trucks while they were on furlough (thanks!!!)....

Record number of people in the Holman tank for a trip to Pairumani Park

...But now we have OUR VERY OWN MINIVAN!!!!!

We are so grateful to the kind-hearted women who form part of the NGO "Circulo Viviente" in Austria for responding to this need

Some of the ladies who visited us in June with CDA staff and babies

The founder of Circulo Viviente, a Bolivian who lives in Austria, attaching a label from an optics company that donated towards our vehicle

The kids and staff of Casa de Amor II checking out the new car!

Gotta love our license plate...KUK??

Volunteer staff members Kaley and Elena trying out the wheel...

While the Austrian group's donation was very generous, Casa de Amor is still covering expenses totaling over $3000 for paperwork, license plates, insurance, etc. If you can help out with these expenses that cut into our regular budget, donate via paypal here, or write us for more options!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

lack of posts...

I just realized that I only posted ONCE the month of June, how embarrassing!

My camera is definitely on the blink though. Apart from not being able to see anything in the screen, the last month pictures come out blurry and "sun-spotted".

Like this....

Tia Consuelo with some of our youngest

...and this...

With my street soccer team yesterday and their FIRST PLACE trophy!!!

And what's a post without pictures?! The volunteers take such cute pictures and do such neat things with our very blessed kids, sometimes I want to snatch their pictures for my blog, but that doesn't seem quite right. :)

So in the meantime, enjoy reading their blogs, and I'll try to post something soon.....