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Annabel de Vallejo Home : 

Annabel de Vallejo Home Mismaloya, Jalisco, Mexico

Founding the Orphanage : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The dream of the Orphanage began in January, 1999 when a young bride was killed in a car accident and it was decided to dedicate an orphanage in her memory. Missionary Robert Murillo of the Baptist Church in Guadalajara took the initiative to bring the orphanage to life. Founding the Orphanage

The Orphanage Location : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The Annabel de Vallejo Home is an Orphanage in the small town of Mismaloya located on the South Shores of Lake Chapala in Central Mexico, approximately a one hour drive South of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. Señor Francisco Anaya, a local Mexican donated part of the land for the Orphanage construction. The Orphanage Location

Construction Phase One : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Construction Phase One The Orphanage consists of one building where the main floor is almost complete; and a second floor with only a few partial walls constructed. The long term plan is a full community of 24 buildings with each building becoming home to approximately 10 -20 children. The complex will include a church, sports facility and living accommodation for school teachers.

Funding & Support : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The Orphanage is affiliated with the Baptist Church in Guadalajara. The Church provides the basic funding, food and money to run the Orphanage. They are able to provide the basic comforts of home. The Orphanage receives 150 pesos per child per week. Approximately $12.24 USD per week to feed each child. Funding & Support

Running the Orphanage : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Running the Orphanage The Baptist Church wanted to offer a “home” environment for their orphans to live in. Many of the children are not offered for adoption so will be long time residents at the Orphanage. The Church asked for a volunteer family from their parishioners to live at and manage the orphanage.

The Family : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The Family Jorge and Alma with their own 3 children offered to provide that “feeling of a home” for their children plus approximately 25 orphan children. They run it much like a foster home, with love and attention provided to every child.

Everyone helps : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Everyone helps Like in any home environment everyone helps with preparing meals, keeping the place clean, building and moving things around.

The Children : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The Children Some of the children come from local homes and some come from cities located farther away in Mexico. The children range from age 5 through age 13. Often there are brothers and sisters from the same family living at the orphanage.

All the children have stories to tell : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo All the children have stories to tell Daniela, Angel and Mayra ages 10, 9 & 12 were abandoned by their parents. Jose Luis, age 10, has been a resident for 8 years. His father is in prison and we do not know about his mother. Claudia, age 6 or 7, suffered multiple cigarette burns inflicted by her mother. Jorge & Joanna aged 7 & 5 come from a family of 5 children. They have 3 siblings in another facility of the Annabel de Vallejo Home.

More Stories : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo More Stories Jonathan a 5 year resident of the home was kicked out by his mother. He has 2 older sisters. Raul, aged 8, has been a resident for 2 years. Police brought him to the orphanage because his mother was on drugs. Caesar, age 11, was brought in by police 2 years ago. He was caught stealing and running with a gang.

Caring for their Health : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Caring for their Health The Orphanage gets a lot of help from local doctors. Usually the doctors donate their time free of charge for health checkups. A local optometrist Provides an eye examination and prescription lenses for 350 pesos (approximately $30 USD). The Orphanage has to buy frames elsewhere but also gets good price. In the summer 2010 10 children received prescription eye glasses.

Caring for their Education : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Caring for their Education The children are self taught with the teaching of Jorge and Alma and a new bilingual teacher. They have a good supply of Spanish and English workbooks for the primary grades. They have 4 laptop computers with educational software in their fledgling computer lab plus Jorge has a larger desktop pc. They have a large screen TV and a DVD player for showing educational videos. And looking to the future, they have a commitment from a college near Chicago of a guaranteed seat for any child who can meet the college’s entrance requirements.

Caring for Themselves : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Caring for Themselves The Children learn basic skills by: Raising Chickens Tending Goats Maintaining a garden with fruit trees and vegetables.

What does the future hold? : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo What does the future hold? Some children return to their families if wanted and if allowed by the local children’s aid. At age 18 the children have the legal right to leave the orphanage. Some stay on to help the orphanage. In fact 2 have become teachers at the Orphanage.

The future for the Orphanage : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The future for the Orphanage Jorge and Alma have made a life long commitment to the Orphanage and will be here as long as God wants them. The target number of children is 20 – 25 per household and this is limited by available funding from the Church to feed them. It seems Jorge and Alma are always willing to accept another child into their care.

How you can help – every day : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo How you can help – every day The Orphanage always needs more money on a continual basis. The cost of living in Mexico has been going up 3% – 5% each year. The cost of food and clothing is increasing. The cost of fuel has risen 3 times already in 2010 in Mexico.

How you can help – maintenance : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo How you can help – maintenance Money is always required for maintenance of the existing building. This year for example money was donated and was used to: Complete the sewage and septic system. Complete the shower and bathroom facilities on the main floor. Provide 8 beds and bedding to allow one child per bed. Provide 5 dining tables and 30 chairs for the children. Install clothes closets. Provide a sewing machine for the constant mending needs of 20 children.

Your donation helps in the following ways : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Your donation helps in the following ways $12.24 USD feeds one child for one week. $20.00 USD buys each child one liter of milk. $30.00 USD buys prescription glasses for one child. $100.00 USD provides school supplies for one semester. $500.00 USD provides fuel to drive the children to church and doctors appointments. Every dollar donated goes directly to the children with no administration costs.

How you can help – major projects : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo How you can help – major projects Completion of the construction of the second floor of the first building is their next highest priority. The plan includes: Sleeping facilities for the boys (currently they are using the “computer lab” on the main floor). The Orphanage wants to place the boys and girls on separate floors for sleeping quarters. Classrooms for more formal teaching arrangements. Lesson preparation rooms for teachers. They need help to complete the second floor.

The Beneficiaries : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo The Beneficiaries The children are the number one beneficiaries of all these efforts. They live in a clean “home” with proper hygiene, good food and good clothes. They learn proper values, receive good schooling and are given the opportunity for higher education in the USA. Your help is necessary to continue and expand the Orphanage. Every dollar goes directly to the well being and benefit of the children.

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo With your help we can develop young men and women full of pride and hope in this small Mexican community. The next slide shows how to learn more.

Your contribution : 

Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo Your contribution We need your help in prayer and money. Donations to the Orphanage can be made through: Latin American Ministries and Beyond, Inc. P.O. Box 3180 Mission, TX 78573 Tax Receipts can be issued for contributions received from the United States. Work is being done to register the Orphanage in Canada to allow tax receipts for contributions from Canada. For more information contact Missionary Robert Murillo at: missionarymurillo@hotmail.com Phone --- 956-279-6239 – U.S. cell 011-52-333-684-2244 in Mexico Alternately you can contact Paul Buchanan, a retired Canadian living in the area and working with the Orphanage, at: paulbuchanan48@gmail.com (416) 907-4042 in Canada, (376) 766-4485 in Mexico.

A note from Missionary Robert Murillo : 

A note from Missionary Robert Murillo We want to thank Mr. Buchanan in his effort to help the children of our orphanage. Besides the home featured here, we have 2 other homes making a total of 52 children in the Annabel de Vallejo Home. Hogar de Annabel de Vallejo

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