Meet Jorge Aguilar: Growing a future in the US with a faith sewn in Ecuador

It took a lot of bubble wrap to get Jorge Aguilar’s statue of the “Virgen del Cisne” safely to Pittsfield. The four-foot tall statue was built for him in a workshop in Ecuador, his home country.

Aguilar left his hometown of Girón for the United States when he was 16. Now 30 and a proud homeowner and landlord in Pittsfield, he still very much misses his family back in his South American country.