Impacted for a Lifetime

The mother of two formerly sponsored children in Chile fondly remembers her daughters' sponsors

In 1895, the Santiago Day School in Chile was founded as a school for girls who came from impoverished — and often neglectful and abusive — families. Today, this Children Incorporated affiliated project continues to serve both girls and boys and their families who reside in downtown Santiago — 30% of whom are living below the poverty line. Managed by the Catholic order of nuns the Daughters of Saint Joseph, the school’s caring staff, which […]

New Teachers with Fresh Ideas in Chile

At the Maipu Center, young, energetic administrators are changing education for children living in poverty

Our affiliated project, the Maipu Center, is located on the outskirts of Chile’s capital city, Santiago. Santiago lies nestled between the towering Andes Mountains to the east and a smaller, coastal range to the west. Nearly five million people — more than a third of the country’s population — reside here, many of which are underprivileged Chilean families. Concentrated in the city’s southern and northwestern regions, the slums of Santiago are home to impoverished children […]

Easing the Burden on Families in Santiago

The Handicapped Children's Center provides much-needed aid to children with disabilities

Spanning over 2,000 miles of South America’s western coastline, with deserts in the north, rainforests in the south, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains ranging throughout, Chile is a stunning country. Children with disabilities receive support thanks to the Handicapped Children’s Center. Yet despite its natural beauty and reputation as politically progressive when it comes to human rights, Chile suffers from excessive inflation and an ever-increasing unemployment rate. Due […]

Understanding Chile

What you might not know about Chile and poverty

Spanning over 2,000 miles of South America’s western coastline with deserts in the north, rainforests in the south, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains ranging throughout, Chile is truly a nation of contrasts. Although politically progressive when it comes to human rights, Chile suffers from excessive inflation and an ever-increasing unemployment rate. Due to these economic realities, millions of Chileans are desperately poor. Facts about Chile The capital of Chile is Santiago The […]