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Ecuador Earthquake Update: 2 Years Later

May 9, 2018

It was just two years ago that the devastating earthquake rumbled through coastal Ecuador leaving thousands of people to start over. ER was able to provide emergency supplies and rebuild several homes thanks to the generosity of donors. One casualty was the Faith & Hope School in Pedernales, which was so damaged it had to […]

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ER Canada Team Helps Pacoche Families

March 25, 2018

An ER Canada team recently traveled to Ecuador to serve with ER partner Casa de Dios. The team did much in a short period of time, including: – Starting construction on a home for Cirilo, a local man who is partially blind from diabetes – Distributing 150 pairs of shoes for school supplies – Teaching […]

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IT Tender Responds to Extreme Crises

February 12, 2018

IT Tender, an ER partner serving in three impoverished communities in suburban Manila, had a busy year in 2017. In fact, its work vividly illustrated the very idea behind the words “Extreme Response.” One of those communities, Napacor, was reduced to rubble from a fire. (Pictured at right are before and after images.) Each of […]

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Filipino Family Rallies Around Pig Business

August 25, 2017

(Aug. 25, 2017 Update) The Algang Nanay piggery project run by ER partner Batang Matinik continues to produce inspiring stories of changed lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally launched to help women generate income by raising pigs (see below), Algang Nanay (Mother’s Care) has helped turn one Filipino father’s life around as well. Kuya Erning […]

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“The Minga”: Michigan Volunteers Invest In Ecuadorians Through Relationships

July 31, 2017

By Jeramy Hing, Extreme Response Ecuador When a team of volunteers traveled from Lapeer, Michigan to Ecuador to serve the poor, they brought a fresh perspective. Yes, they would build an addition to a church/school. But their top priority was to build relationships with, and learn from, the people of Pifo. Short-term teams from North […]

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Matching Funds Goal Exceeded!

January 2, 2017

(Jan. 2, 2017 Update) We Love Our Supporters We made it! Thanks to your generosity, ER was able to receive $200,000 in matching funds. Generous donors had offered to match up to $200,000 in donations given to ER as part of our year-end Love-Hope-Opportunity 2017 Impact Campaign. Many of you responded. ER exceeded the $200,000 threshold […]

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Quake Destroyed School, Not Christmas Spirit

December 23, 2016

(Friday December 23, 2016 Update) On April 16 the Faith and Hope School in Perdenales was among the thousands of buildings destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked coastal Ecuador. Fortunately, though hundreds of people died in the devastation, the quake hit at night so none of the children were in classes. The school […]

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Victor and Elba Survive A Double Disaster

September 26, 2016

Victor’s life as a commercial fisherman in Ecuador was rough. The work required grueling duties at sea and long stretches away from his family. So when the opportunity arose to buy a shrimp farm 20 years ago, Victor and his wife, Elba, embraced the opportunity. Managing the operation required hard work and long hours, but […]

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Let’s Celebrate! 20 Ways To Engage With ER

September 25, 2016

Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are […]

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‘The Earthquake Moved Everything’

September 22, 2016

Like a lot of young couples, Antonio and Yvonne left Ecuador to move to Spain in search of career opportunities. Spain’s economy was better and they had heard others were finding success there. But two years ago, they felt called to move back to Ecuador. Antonio would get a job in construction. Yvonne would do […]

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