I spent one year living in Puerto Quito, from Feb 2013 to Feb 2014, and was blessed to live in the parish house and come to know the community and their way of life. There are so many memories and continued relationships!
In January 2015, I returned to live for a month, alongside the Bazurto family, who became good friends. The Bazurtos were a family of 15 - including several young women with physical disabilities - living in a small wooden house. (Some have since moved out, and the matriarch of the family has found work.) I spent a lot of time playing with the kids, as well assisting the family with their poverty needs: food, furniture, and eyeglasses for the kids!
Enjoy the house party: