About The Location & History
With a population estimated of 1/2 million people, Iquitos is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. Due to its isolation and remoteness, Iquitos is an area overcome with prostitution, drug addiction, crime and poverty.
Iquitos is the largest city in the world that is inaccessible by road.
Iquitos is a major center for drug and child trafficking and prostitution in South America.
Most people living in this jungle town drink from the river, wash in the river and pour their waste back into the river.
Many children born in the drug holes often die or are sold for less than $2.00.
Who Are We Partnering With?
For years, our partners, Rodolfo and Saraid have built relationships with drug addicts, prostitutes, and those imprisoned to bring the light of the gospel to many of the dark places that exist.
What Is The Initiative?
A children’s home will soon open to love and care for 10 to 12 children who have been abandoned and neglected, or rescued. This home’s mission is to raise the children in a family-oriented home and provide them with both education and counseling services.
The Goals of Hogar Genesis:
- To provide care and love in a family environment for children who are neglected or abandoned
- To provide Christian counsel and support for families in crisis with the hopes of restoring the family unit
- To provide opportunities for adoption if restoration of the family is not possible
What Has Been Accomplished?
We hope to have this home opened by the end of 2021 (depending on funding). Efforts in the slums (Belen), drug areas, and prisons continue. Rodolfo and his team continue to bring the message of hope to many children and prisoners on a weekly basis.
In addition, Rodolfo and his team provide activities and teaching for children in an area called Belen on a weekly basis. They are also actively involved in outreach work with the local Prison, drug holes, and families that are in crisis.
“Belén Kids is a program where we educate children in remote areas of the city because they cannot afford to attend school. We teach life lessons and above all, show how to love others, allowing Jesus to be their guide in life.”
“Street Ministry is dedicated to seeking the restoration of people who have fallen into drug addiction, alcoholism, and violence.”
“Rodolfo visits the Local Prison to provide a second chance to those who have been imprisoned for their mistakes in the past, providing them with the legal and spiritual advice.”