Salinas de Guaranda and Chugchilan

Emilie’s Charities has sponsored the higher education of ten youngsters from very poor families from the small Andean villages of Salinas de Guaranda and Chugchilan. Three students have graduated to date: one with a tourism degree, another with a language degree and a third with an Agriculture degree. The last-mentioned is starting a Masters this year. A third student has has completed the first part of his medical degree and is doing a placement year in a remote part of Ecuador. The others are at various stages of their courses.