Village St. Mary of the Angels


AKP Project Since 2011


AKP helps enhance the lives of orphaned and abandoned children


When Padre Alfonso Castells left a career in aviation to dedicate his life to working with HIV-positive and AIDS patients, he quickly realized many parents abandoned their afflicted children in the streets. He founded Village Saint Mary of the Angels to provide a home and normal life for Ecuador’s abandoned or orphaned youth. Located in a beautiful setting near Otavolo’s world-famous market, the center strives to be self-sustaining by raising and selling pigs, guinea pigs, Cornish hens, eggs, rabbits and honey. AKP assists the home by providing funds necessary to sustain and enhance its operations and daily life for the children.

Visit this Project

While on an A&K journey to Ecuador tour the center and interact with the children. Play games in the family room, push swings, ride bikes or visit the outbuildings and help feed the animals.

A&K can include a visit to Village Saint Mary of the Angels on a Tailor Made Journey to Ecuador. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.