Ernesto is a 13 year old who has been living at an orphanage called Hogan Mama Margarita. He is in 5th grade. His parents live, but were unable to care for him and he was brought there from living on the streets of Cochabamba. He suffered from a congenital heart problem that required urgent surgery. He was operated successfully by Dr. Benjo Gareca on August 7th, 2008. This surgery was made possible through the financial support of Dharma Trading Co.