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      Dreams usually occur at night when someone is sound asleep.
      But when children with meager backgrounds, and little expectation of gaining anything tangible
      that could foster their hopes and confidence begin to daydream, wishful thinking takes place. They start
      to fantasize about what if.
      Angela is a 5-year-old who is being raised by a single mother in Tarqui. The child’s thoughts
      were focused on a doll with a bottle. Her dream was to nurture the fantasy doll. To cuddle it. To care
      for it.
      Angela’s mom is a beneficiary of Hearts of Gold, the Ecuadorian Foundation that operates
      training programs and administrative services for other foundations, and provides services to
      disadvantaged individuals and families in need in the community. Maria Jose Ramirez, a friend of the
      staff of Hearts of Gold, learned about the foundation’s program “All Children Deserve to Dream.” Maria
      looked over the list of children and their dreams the organization had compiled, and selected Angela’s
      desired wish request.
      Angela and her mother were asked to come to the Hearts of Gold office. Angela is familiar with
      traveling to Cuenca because every day she studies in the city. When she entered the office, Angela
      spotted her gift. Her eyes filled with wonder, then tears of joy. She was told that the present was for
      her being a good girl and excellent student. The first words she said were, “Wow. This is what I
      wanted.”
      Community Development Director Caridad Sorrano explained to Angela that a fairy godmother
      had made her dream come true and to always set goals to be able to fulfill future desires.
      There are many children in the Cuenca area that dream. They yearn for toys or other small
      things. The cost is usually insignificant, but the kids cherish these objects and they become a
      springboard for confidence, possibility and potential.
      Doners are needed to participate in the “All Children Deserve to Dream” program. By writing to
      [email protected],
      our staff will coordinate your contribution with a deserving child.

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