The Hugo Project is a byproduct of love. In fact, without love there would be no creation of this project. As mentioned, in Our Story, my story began as I questioned my existence, abandonment, and the purpose of my role in this world. These questions, made me increasingly more curious about where I came from.

        My strategy to seek answers was to read as many articles on adoption and look at as many pictures of Colombia in 1995 as I could find. As I got deeper into my search, I felt like I started getting further away from seeking answers. I grew increasingly angry and buried my thoughts of abandonment even further until I felt like it was out of sight and out of mind.

        After feeling defeated, I stumbled upon a book that re-fueled meaning into my life. One of the messages in the book was to take anger and fear and turn it into love. These words have been a driving force in my life since then and have ultimately motivated me to carry through with this project. I was given an incredible chance to be brought into this life and I feel passionately that each child deserves that same fair and equal opportunity. With love and support, I believe this project will not only reach the children of Casa de María y El Niño in Medellin but will also impact orphanages across the world.

Our Supporters 


Alicia Bock- HR Manager @ Firstborn


”We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill


Ardie Cherwin - PA School at Jefferson University

“Don’t expect to receive if you’re not willing to give.” Anonymous

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Olga M. - Model 


“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Kathy Calvin


Jordan Shasha - Construction Manager at Egg Electric 


“Selfless giving is the art of living.” Frederick Lenz

Charlie Fina- Account Manager at Blackbaud

“We rise by lifting others.” Robert Ingersoll