Casa Hogar san Vicente
This venue on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado is a home for orphaned, neglected or abused minors which operates in association with Apronia Ð the Association for Protection of Children and Adolecents. The organization was founded in 1996 by Father Xavier Arbex de Morsier, a diocesan priest originally from Geneva Switzerland. He has long been involved in child welfare protection in this region of the Amazon.
Casa Hogar houses approximately 40 children aged 4-18, and offers a home environment as well as access to health care, education and vocational training.
On Anatta's first Puerto Maldonado trip, we toured the Casa Hogar and met with Father Xavier. Anatta donated a variety of educational as well as creative art supplies to the children in residence at the time.