There are orphans in Quito – lots of them. While this doesn’t set Ecuador apart from any other nation in the world, the children here have serious needs even within the orphanages. Are you thinking supplies? Yes, they need them, but what the children lack is love and attention. In many Quito orphanages, the administrators are Catholic nuns. Yes, the nuns are certainly capable of loving, don’t get me wrong, but the problem is time. The nuns are overwhelmed with responisbilites and this limits their time to simply interact with the children. There are simply too many children for the nuns to give one-on-one time.