Quito Kids Fund
Quito Kids Program
Hungry and poorly educated children are caught in a hopeless circle of poverty. But a well-fed kid can walk to school, concentrate, do homework and work toward a better life. Extreme Response works with children around the world to provide nutrition and guide them to developing knowledge and skills.
With the support of our volunteers and donors, we are feeding kids in the Quito Dump Daycare and Quito Family Center After-School program. All of these children are living in extreme poverty. By combining nutrition with education, we are giving them hope for the future.
Seeing Hunger and Poverty First-Hand Changed the Lives of Canadian Couple
Paul and Linda Cripps did not go to Ecuador looking for hungry kids. But when they encountered them, it changed them forever. "The following day they took us to the Zambiza Dump in Quito. Back then, the children and babies were next to their moms, picking through the trash. We fed them a real simple meal. They were actually living in crudely constructed homes among the garbage. It just broke our hearts. It was one of those defining moments in your life when you have to make a decision to either act on what you saw or you turned your back,” Paul said.
“I ended up having to hunt for Linda that day because she was carrying food for moms with kids. We were kind of concerned. We found her in one of the shacks helping a mom feed her kids.”
Michael's family has struggled to get by since the death of his father. Fortunately, he is part of the After-School Program at the Quito Family Resource Center so he receives a nutritious meal each time he attends. Plus, we often are able to give him leftovers to take home to his mother and siblings. Read Michael's story.
You can help feed hungry kids nutritious meals. It’s amazing how much a bowl of rice, chicken and vegetables can restore kids suffering from poor diets and even malnutrition.
We have seen how the combination of nutrition, tutoring and compassion can make a huge difference in the life of a child. Take, for example, the story of Michelle, once destined to drop out of school and join her family working in the Dump because they could not afford to send her to school. Today, with ER's help, Michelle is on target to graduate high school and wants to go to university. She will change her family's future, possibly for generations to come. Read Michelle's story.
We want to create many more Michelles who graduate high school and go to college. Would you consider becoming a Quito Kids Fund Partner? We easily spend $10 in one day on nutritious meals for ourselves. Did you know that $10 can provide lunch for a Quito Dump child for 15 days? $20 provides lunch for a month.
Your monthly gift of $10, $20 or more will help us feed nutritous meals for these kids. Invite your friends to join you in feeding these children.