Welcome to A Day in the Life!

An inside look at Por Cristo’s
Nutrition and Health Center in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  

We hope you enjoy!


Presenting Sponsor
Steele Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Meade Reynolds

Christine Gilman & Thomas Andrews
John Griffin
John H. Masterson
Jess Soto


Por Cristo's mission is to improve the health and well-being of poor children and their families in Ecuador. There are many ways we work toward accomplishing this mission. Most importantly, in 1996, we opened the Por Cristo Nutrition and Health Center in Isla Trinitaria, a poor neighborhood in the city of Guayaquil, to offer year-round, primary health care.

Staffed by local medical professionals, our clinic offers prenatal and pediatric care, as well as primary medicine, gynecology, vaccinations, dentistry, counseling, nutrition and respiratory therapy.  Our community outreach in wellness and disease prevention is an equally important part of our community health program. This includes work with local daycare centers; a dental hygiene program for 2500 children in 11 schools; community health fairs, and home visits to at-risk pregnant women and families.  Our Girls Self-Esteem program encourages young girls to make positive life choices, strengthen their self-confidence and formulate life goals. All of this enables people to become more informed about their health and thus able to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. 

Elsewhere in Ecuador, we have been proud to partner with the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, offering advice and financial support for their Saint Hildegard Clinic in Jaime Roldos, on the outskirts of the capital, Quito. Their St. Boniface School Lunch Program provides over 125 school lunches daily to at-risk school children each year. The St. Jude Soup Kitchen for the Elderly serves over 50 senior citizens each day. Additionally, our Pediatric Cardiac Team has been working side by side with our Ecuadorian counterparts in Quito for many years on annual visits to improve pediatric cardiac care.

Over the past 35 years we have seen real improvements in the quality of life and economic opportunities in the area we serve. We are proud to do our part, working together with our friends and neighbors in Ecuador, to improve their health and well-being.

Since 1979, Por Cristo, a non-profit charitable medical service organization, has been involved in health care work for at-risk women and children in Latin America (primarily serving Ecuador.)

Por Cristo carries out its mission in four distinct ways:

Mary Joan & Nelson Apjohn
Meryl Baxter
Joan & Jack Caldwell
James Dawson
Robert Ford
Rosemarie Fuller
Nancy Kelleher
Nutter, McClennan & Fish LLP
Marie O'Keefe
Kim & Joe Reardon
Trish Shannon
Rosemary Spillane
Stump Steenstand Family Charitable Foundation
Judith Terry
Ian Thomas
Mary & Greg Thomas
Patricia Tower
Lawrence & Charlene Weiss


Robin Antonellis
Kathleen Borgal
Theodore & Patricia Burke
Marilyn T. Carlson
John Casey
Christopher & Lindsey Chase
Deborah Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Daley
Ann Marshall Davis
Mary Dawson
Sister Anne Donovan
Steven Dwyer
John and Mary Fleming
Lee Gelb
Poul LaPlante
Jane Lesslauer
John MacKinnon
Brenda & Dan McCluskey
Msgr. John McDonough
Charles J. McKenna
Scott Miller
E. Mark Noonan
John J. Norton
James D. O’Connor
Holy Family Parish, Duxbury, MA
Robert Power
Sr. Marie Puleo
Claire Reardon
Tony & Patty Sapienza
Christina Serio
St. Michael Parish, North Andover
Joseph Tierney
Ana Valdez
Joseph Zampitella



2019 Project Report and Letter from the Executive Director: CLICK HERE