Talita Cumi began in 1999 under the name Fe y Esperanza (Faith and Hope). It's first location was a property seized by the Bolivian government from a drug trafficker and declared for use as a children's home until the man was released from prison.
The incomplete house was not suitable for a children's home but was pressed into service, and simple improvements were made. The first director left the home under questionable circumstances, so a pastor from the Christian Assemblies Church of Bolivia asked a 22 year old girl, Graciela Alba, who had been praying about how she could serve the Lord, to manage the home.
Through prayer, perseverance and hard work along with the contributions of missionaries their supporters, and frequent short-term missions teams, the home is now in a new location with a much brighter future. God's provision was evident in the process of acquiring this new property. The current property was acquired through Drs. Rik & Sabine Celie, Belgian Medical Missionaries who sold the home to Talita Cumi.
There are currently over 30 children at the home, ranging in age from pre-school to teenagers. Most will remain there until they reach adulthood.
The children produce beautifully hand painted scarves and material for dresses that are available for sale on our website. The proceeds go to support the children's home. The scarves and dresses are made of chiffon and are painted with permanent colors. They are washable and many have designs based upon Bible verses.
Volunteering is an effective and rewarding way to help the children who call this their home. Please download and complete the application provided on our site.if you would like to apply to
work as a volunteer.
Donations and volunteers are always appreciated!