Project Outreach was invited to Ecuador in 2003 to help with the unusually high incidence of children with hip dysplasia, clubfeet and other ailments left untreated because of unaffordable medical costs. Only 5% of the Ecuadorian population can afford the cost of medical treatment, hospital care, or prescription drugs. 

For impoverished families, life with a child that has a physical disability is extremely stressful, both emotionally and economically. Without outside help, medical costs are too much and so treatment and medication is not an option.

To read about the story a young boy from Ecuador, named Josef, Go Here.