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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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Meal Math: HOH Serving 100,000 Annually

November 20, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications ER staff recently visited our partner House Of Hope in LaPointe, Haiti. Our time was memorable as we stayed at this children’s home and witnessed the challenges of caring for 80 kids. Thousands of kids have passed through the House of Hope (HOH) over the years. Started in the 1950s […]

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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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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa’s South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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Single Mother Fights for Kids’ Education

October 29, 2017

Jim Schutz and his wife, Tony Kay, are directors of Nuevos Amigos, an ER partner and fully accredited school for children ages 4-13 in Quito, Ecuador. Here Jim shares the story of a mother who was determined to ensure her children receive a quality education. When Silva Fiallos Vera’s husband left her in late 2016, […]

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Volunteers in Hot Water…And That’s Good

October 24, 2017

“Every water line we opened had some kind of hidden issue. We were living on bought time.” – Pete Emery If you’ve visited Extreme Response’s Team House in Quito, you know this awesome four-story facility is showing its age. Last year we repaired and remodeled the exterior (scroll below) and this year we are excited […]

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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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Lighthouse Gets Bathroom Makeovers

October 6, 2017

So many kids, so few bathroom options. That’s been the case for years at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL), a pre-school that serves the families from local squatter communities. More than once, the situation has led to less-than-hygienic results. No more. Thanks to the hard work of ER staff, volunteers and donors, GLL is getting new […]

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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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