Sonrisas de Amor opened its doors on August 15, 2010, and is home to 10 children aged between 5 and 12 years, which situation before entering the home was critical. Their families could not keep them and they were, most of the time, wandering the streets alone. At present we are awaiting the latest licenses from the government allowing that the children can also stay overnight. So far, home is a day center, with hours from 6:00 to 20:30.
During the day we take care of them for breakfast, send them to school, pick them up, give them food, study, games, meditation, sports, activities, crafts and a lot of love. Our main goal is to keep these children away from the streets and all the dangers that this brings for them as gangs and prostitution. We also want to provide them with education, security, adequate food and clothing to avoid being abandoned by the family. From April 1, 2011 and due to Indian law issues, we split the house, accommodating 10 boys and 10 girls in separate houses but within the same building.