Women’s Empowerment

Thank You ‘Golden’ Donors

April 24, 2018

ER would like share our deep appreciation for 18 new donors who committed to supporting the Golden Hands Livelihood program last week. Director Anne Benavidez presented the opportunity to women’s groups in the U.S. to help Golden Hands program enrollees as they work their way out of generational poverty through skills development and entrepreneurialism. Program […]

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2018 Bike Ride Scheduled for June 23

April 19, 2018

ER Canada will be hosting its third group bike ride in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. “Cycling 2 Change Lives” will take place on Saturday, June 23. “We are offering a choice of three bike routes – a 10k or 30k trail ride or a 50k road ride,” said ride coordinator Ron Erauw. Registration details will be announced […]

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Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations! Refunds are a huge help when paying bills, adding to savings or allowing for a little splurging. Hey, you work hard a deserve some fun. Maybe you’re planning to invest your refund. If so, have you considered investing in people? We have some impactful ideas, whether […]

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Empowering Women: Pathway For Hope

February 26, 2018

ER is pleased to announce the launch of a new community development program that will focus on helping women and families extricate themselves from economic hardship, low education and a lack of opportunity. The program is called Pathway For Hope and seeks to provide a community in Manila, Philippines, with “holistic opportunities for people’s empowerment”. Pathway […]

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Quito Women: 18-Year-Old Discovers Peace

February 19, 2018

I am Valeria and I am 18. My two brothers and I live alone with my mother. I first came to the Women’s Group at the Quito Family Resource Center five years ago with my aunt. Attending this group has helped me in every way. It changed my life. With help and encouragement, I felt all […]

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Empowering Women: Linda is Mom to 80 Kids

December 8, 2017

The following story is one of ER’s Empowering Women blogs that highlight the journeys of women overcoming extreme circumstances to become successful leaders in their families and communities. For some parents, handling even one child is a major challenge. Imagine being a mom to 80 kids at the same time! That’s the role of Linda […]

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Empowering Women: ER Helps Gina Triumph Over Jeepney Accident

November 16, 2017

The following story is one of ER’s Empowering Women blogs that highlight the journeys of women overcoming extreme circumstances to become successful leaders in their families and communities. Early in 2017, an ER outreach team found 46-year-old Gina Tublog selling candies and cigarettes on the sidewalk from her wheelchair. Anne Benevidez, director of ER’s Golden […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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Elegant Fashions Helping Trafficked Girls

October 5, 2017

Many people are angry at the injustice of human trafficking. Katie Martinez is doing something awesome in response. By Tim Fausch, ER Communications As a farm girl in Iowa, Katie Martinez didn’t set out to help human trafficking victims. Inspired to pursue fashion by watching her mom sew, her life was planned out. In 2005 […]

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David’s Journey: From Dump Diaper Duty to President of Linguava Interpreters

August 10, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications “‘The secret to living is giving’. That concept has really impacted my heart.” – David Brackett While in his early twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump Daycare. Diaper duty wasn’t highlighted in his short-term volunteer job description, but […]

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