Do safe and stable homes make any difference? If you know Tia Ana's story, you know they do.
Matt Peace, the co-founder of Amoveo, met Tia Ana nearly 20 years ago. She was living in a run-down building in a gang-infested slum of San Salvador, El Salvador. But, she wasn't living there alone. She was caring for 30+ children of local prostitutes.
To this day, Tia Ana cares for children of El Salvadorian prostitutes, but in a new home in a safe location built for her and her amazing kids.
Over the last 20 years, Tia Ana has continued to inspire Matt and others to help. You see, not only has she raised hundreds of children she rescued off the streets, she was once one of them. She ended up in a life of prostitution, but her life took a different turn.
Her story changed for the better when a neighbor introduced her to a community of people at her church that helped her leave prostitution. Because they loved her unconditionally, she decided to dedicate her life to caring for street kids.
In 2019, Tia Ana and the kids moved into a home funded and built by Amoveo Group donors and volunteers. This home has enabled Tia Ana to continue to rescue dozens of children and give them a safe and stable place to live. No longer does she battle rampant crime living in San Salvador slums. In addition, the home's small farm plot has allowed Tia Ana to reduce her monthly expenses.
Pictures of Tia Ana's New Home