Quito Family Resource Center

Supporting Women Worldwide

February 26, 2017

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030″. At Extreme Response, we enthusiastically support helping women worldwide. According to the International Women’s Day Website, the event was first recognized in 1908 and is now a global day celebrating the social, […]

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Summer Fun Wraps Up; School Prep Begins For Recycling Kids

August 10, 2016

 By Robyn Wallace Summer for the impoverished children of Quito, Ecuador often signifies empty homes, endless hours unsupervised, or scavenging for money in the streets through recycling, begging, and selling. Not for the children who attend Extreme Response’s after-school program this summer! Robbie Murdoch, our program coordinator, and his team created a safe, fun, and […]

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Sisters Fight to Overcome Poverty’s Grip

February 24, 2016

When ER co-founder Jerry Carnill made his first connection at the Quito Dump in 1997, he did not have a grand plan to fight poverty. He simply felt compassion for the people living and working in the trash and wanted to help them. He reached out to a young boy, Victor, who agreed to gather […]

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The Nine-Year-Old Who Didn’t Know the Alphabet

February 24, 2016

  Joel Loja’s parents spend much of their lives in the garbage digging out recyclables in order to eke out a living. It’s a tough life that requires families to focus on surviving each day. Joel was one of the first babies to enter the Quito Dump Daycare, now called the Child Development Center (CDC), […]

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Teenager Turnaround: Michelle’s Story

October 31, 2015

By Robyn Wallace Sorting trash for recycling has long been a meager source of income for residents at the Quito Dump. ER’s Quito After School Program is trying to break that cycle by improving kids’ chances to complete their education and, ultimately, earn a better living. Michelle is one teenager who has benefitted from the […]

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