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We Haven’t Forgotten Faith & Hope School

September 18, 2018

It was 29 months ago that the Faith & Hope School in Pedernales was destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. With the generous support of donors, ER was able to help rebuild several homes plus take on rebuilding the school. While there have been many obstacles, including engineering, […]

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Bridge Team Volunteers: Crazy or Inspired?

July 18, 2018

By Mike Bishop It is so great to see a work team catch a vision for a trip and then keep coming back and building relationships. This happened with a team to Ecuador who started coming in 2012 to work on a the church of ER’s Jose and Teresa Jimenez. The resulting long-term relationship has […]

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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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Stitching is Enriching

February 12, 2018

ER loves to leverage relationships with our partners to maximize impact. The following story is a great example. ER operates the Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program which teaches vulnerable women sewing and business skills so they can help provide for their families. IT Tender serves struggling communities through education, skills training, nutrition and more. By […]

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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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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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