MI MANANA is an organisation made up of friends, groups and individuals committed to supporting the children of Posorja, Ecuador by donating money on a monthly basis (project sponsorship or child sponsorship). Please support MI MANANA.

Donations to MI MANANA enable children to attend school regularly and provide teaching materials, healthy basic nutrition and medical treatment for them.

MI MANANA helps children in need. These children live in desperate poverty and have an uncertain future.

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Dear Members, Sponsors and Friends,

Do you also have the feeling that this year has just flown by?

In January yet another year 7 left our school in Posorja, and once again many of these children have gone on to secondary school. 

10 new computer work now in our school. All of them are connected with the internet.


New letters from sponsored children - read here.


 Mi Manana – Helping children in need


Ecuador is the smallest of the South American Andean countries and gets its name from its proximity to the equator. Ecuador literally means equator in Spanish. It is bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean.

Although Ecuador belongs to the tropics varying altitudes mean that its regions have very different temperatures and weather conditions. The low-lying lands to the west of the Andes are tropically hot and humid in the north and dry and arid in the south. The lowlands to the east of the Andes are made up of Amazonian rainforest.

Since 1997 Ecuador has suffered great economic and political difficulties. Economic crises and natural disasters such as “El Nino” have hit the socially deprived population the hardest. 70% of the 15 million inhabitants of Ecuador live below the poverty line.

Three fish factories offer occasional work for a few inhabitants of Posorja. Of the 15 000 people living in the region over 60% are without regular work.

I thought you would like to see how our children in Posorja celebrated Christmas.

Anita von Buchwald-Gabbert


The following letters from sponsored children were read at the presentation of the Bundeverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany). The speech given by Mrs Anita von Buchwald-Gabbert is also shown here.

On the 12th December 2011 the newspaper Lüneburger Landeszeitung published an article on the presentation of the Bundesverdientskreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany).

Here is another letter just in time for Christmas.

Mrs Anita von Buchwald-Gabbert and Mr Wolfgang Gabbert have been presented with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Wulf.
Thanks to donations the Mi Manana school will be attending a Christmas play at el Teatro Centro de Arte de Guayaquil. The children and teachers are looking forward to this trip.