Anyone that has visited Manchay needs no more than to watch a few seconds of “Milk of Sorrows” to say, “Yup, that’s Manchay.” There’s something about the way the dust, the mountains, and the poverty blend together to make Manchay so recognizable. (Note that the images included in this post are not movie stills)
Manchay is home to our Oasis Care Center. The Care Center is designed to exist in the midst of extreme poverty and provide education education, homework help, and a meal each week day. As opposed to our Children’s Homes which remove children from extreme conditions, at the Oasis we seek to meet people where they are and help them to improve their lives and the lives of their families and then their community around them.
The film is about a poor girl, living in Manchay, that must overcome fears that stem from folklore. She is a girls that believers herself to be tainted because she nursed from a terrified mother. It is a film that will give you a look into the everyday life of people of Manchay and the beauty that can exist in the midst of such conditions.
***The film has some themes that aren’t appropriate for children***
For more information about the movie and about the history of the city of Manchay visit the following pages.