The Ecuador Hope House

The Ecuador Hope House

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Ecuador Hope House was started in the 2006 with one girl and a lot of faith.

Through the years, God has blessed and multiplied.  Today, we have 50+ girls from the ages of 8 to 21 and we are excited about the days to come.  As we celebrate twelve years as Ecuador Hope House this year, we realize this ministry would not be possible without the many prayers and support of those that have partnered with us throughout the years and continue to do so.

We never realized what God would do when one little girl after another showed up on our doorstep looking for more than just a place to stay, but a place to call home. in Ecuador Hope House we want to give every girl the opportunity for a thriving future through education, life skills, and eternal hope.

Meet the Founders

Joil and Leah Marbut

Over 20 years ago, our lives collided in Ecuador as God was preparing us for a life of ministry together in the jungles of Ecuador.  Through this journey we have had four wonderful children who are a big part of our ministry and love being a part of what the Lord is doing!  It excites us to see what the Lord has done in and through the lives of the Shuar people we work with. 

Find out more about their ministry at


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Meet the Staff

Ecuador Hope House Team

Our Staff at Ecuador Hope House is made up of both our Missionary Team as well as National Staff. Our team includes Education, Spiritual, and Well-being departments.