June 30, 2007

Why Make a Trip to Pichincha in Ecuador?

Maybe it is simply to ride a horse at Fundación Amor & Energía “AM-EN”:


AMEN is a non-profit making charity. Most of the people who receive therapy cannot afford to pay for the sessions. AM-EN relies almost exclusively on international grants and donations.

The Foundation Amor y Energía (love and energy) AM-EN is an independent, non- profit charitable organization committed to the social development of handicapped children and young people.

Since its establishment the foundation has worked in the area of the rehabilitation of people with disabilities through riding therapy and other conventional and alternative therapies.

Based in a developing country of in South America , AM-EN was founded in 1995 by the German citizen Heidi Paliz. The United Nation Voluntary Fund for Disability sponsored it from 1999 until 2005. Their mandate was as a training project at a national level in and sub regional level in Central America.

Children, whose physicians had stated would never be able to speak or walk, have, after some time at the Foundation, started to make their first steps and pronounce their first words.

AM-EN also rescues horses, which are often badly treated in South America . Many of these older horses can earn their living through working with the handicapped children.

More information:

Fundación Amor & Energía “AM-EN”
P.O.Box 17-22-20016
Quito, ECUADOR
Tel.: (593) 2 2440 444 / 099 19 34 74

Posted by rollingrains at June 30, 2007 05:52 AM