The Ark is a home for children who for one reason or another don't have a mother or father to care for them. It was founded in 1996 by the Allan family in Riobamba, Ecuador in the Andes mountains.
Over the years The Ark has cared for more than 600 children. The children are welcomed to the homes as part of an oversized family where our goal is to provide them with warmth, security and comfort as well as ensuring that all of the children’s basic physical needs are met. Those needs include medical care, dental care, physical therapy, psychological help, education, nutritional food, good clothing, personal possessions, and a comfortable home.
The Ark is also opening this year in the Philippines, providing a youth centre in Bontoc, Mountain Province.