How can we help?
This year I am leading a personal initiative to raise funds in Europe and the United States to support these activities and bring some peace of mind to these families so affected by the never-ending economic crises in Ecuador and the COVID pandemic.
For this reason, I have created a couple of photographic products that can be purchased in my online shop.
All profits generated by these products until 31.12.2023 will be donated in full to the Salesian Mission of Simiatug in the name of the person in charge, Padre Pio.
At the moment we can only send these products within Europe and the United States, but if you want to collaborate from South America, please do so with a deposit to the following bank account:
Beneficiary: Voluntariado Social - Pío Baschirotto
Swift Code: PRODECEQ (Produbanco - Ecuador)
Misión Salesiana Zumbahua - Cotopaxi
Telephone: (593)032-672 101
Finally, I want to make it clear that I do not belong to any religion or congregation, indeed, I consider myself an atheist.
Unfortunately, poverty and need do not know such a thing and I am sure, with all due respect, that the word of God, on a full stomach, is more effective.
Personally, I believe more in people's actions than in their word and I can guarantee that Padre Pio's work is real as I have witnessed it since I have known him and had the good fortune to work alongside him for eight years in the Casa Campesina Cayambe.
This institution, one of his first initiatives in Ecuador, is still functioning today and has improved the lives of a large number of indigenous people in the province of Pichincha.