For more than seven years, Wellington Vernaza Vernaza, a 56-years-old artist, works as an illustrator and restorer. He prays and lives with one specific objective: To have his own art Gallery, “Vernaza Art Gallery.”
To build his workshop, Wellington received help of Crusade for a New Humanity Foundation (CNHF), which gave him a loan of $600 that allowed him to build his work area in the front yard of his house.
He built all the spaces for both the distribution and storage of his work appliances. Wellington’s work consists in restoring pictures and frames, as well as drawings, signs, and diplomas. His work has allowed him to gradually improve his workshop and has been the financial support for his 3 daughters and wife.
Wellington hopes to finish the restoration of his workplace in the next four months to improve the quality of his work in order to offer cultural services to the community.
Wellington also performs communitarian work at his neighborhood in the south of Guayaquil city. He gives motivational speech to the kids of the streets, elderly people, drug addicts, and handicap