Sadly, when mother has died and father is not present, children are left behind. At times, they may be supported only by an ill grandmother and an unemployed grandfather. Friends and families seek and find assistance at Futuro Valdivia, through our Emergency Fund. Early 2016 five families received a monthly food box. Since there is no welfare system in place for people in need, Futuro Valdivia attempts to fill this gap. See Help us help!