Americas

Quito KidsExtreme Response Americas serves partners in Ecuador, Haiti, Peru and the U.S. We also care for a community of people who work as recyclers at the Zambiza Dump in Quito. These families are often multi-generational recyclers living in at-risk conditions and need help to break free from the vicious cycle of poverty. Learn more about our work with the Quito Dump Community and how the Quito Kids Fund is changing futures.

ER partners share our passion for serving those who are desperately poor and often forgotten by society. Learn more about our partners:

Buen Pastor
Casa de Dios
Dunamis
Emmanual Christian School
Esperanza de Ana
For His Children
Fundación Rescate
House of Hope
Lemuel
Nuevos Amigos
Pan de Vida
Path Project
Remanso de Amor


Buen Pastor

Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd)

Location: Pifo, Ecuador

Buen Pastor strives to love others through words and actions. It focuses on education and life skills training for students and families who don’t otherwise have access to teaching and support. In addition, the organization provides a nutrition program for local children.

Buen Pastor engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Leadership Training
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development

Recent Highlights

  • Built two classrooms at the Bethel High School, where 95 students are enrolled.
  • Created a web page for Bethel Guest House with help from an intern.
  • Partnered with ER to pay one month’s salary for school teachers.

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Casa de Dios

Casa de Dios (House of God)

Location: Pacoche, Ecuador

Casa de Dios seeks to bring immediate help to the neediest of Pacoche. Its work includes earthquake relief, construction projects, educational and outreach programs and provision of water cisterns.

Casa de Dios engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Orphan/Child Care
  • Leadership Training – Youth
  • Home Construction
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education/After-School Programs
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Women’s Empowerment

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Work with ER to Provide Earthquake Relief
  • Host a Short-Term Teams through ER
  • Host intern/staff through ER
  • Host visits by ER Staff
  • Raise Funds with ER

Highlights

  • Provided relief/supplies following huge earthquake.
  • Built cisterns for two families.
  • Supported 8 boys to attend school.
  • Provided school supplies for 30 students.
  • Provided tutoring to 12 school children.
  • Constructed a home for community family (pastor).
  • Supported teaching assistant for 10 children.

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Dunamis

Dunamis Foundation

Location: Quito, Ecudaor

Dunamis seeks to restore the rights of young women and adolescents victimized by human trafficking. Its work includes teaching workshops to help young women reintegrate socially and successfully enter the workplace. Many of the girls have children, so Dunamis also has created a childcare program that takes place during workshop hours.

Dunamis engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Human Trafficking Support

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with Extreme Response
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a Christmas celebration with ER

Recent Highlights

  • Provided life skills, sewing materials and transportation to 250 girls.
  • Helped 20 girls find employment.
  • Gave more than $10,000 dollars to help the girls with a new start.
  • Provided clothing for the girls and their children.

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Emmanuel Christian School

Emmanual Christian School

Location:Macas, Ecuador
Website: www.emanuel.edu.ec

Emmanuel offers a holistic education that involves the entire family in the learning process. The school expects to achieve national and international accreditation by 2018 and aims to develop student potential in the areas of science and technology.

Emmanuel engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Education
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Hosted Nine Interns
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Participated in a Leadership Summit
  • Hosted a visit by ER Staff

Recent Highlights

  • Increased enrollment from 320 to 380 preschool, elementary and high school students.
  • Provided jobs and training for more than 50 staff members.
  • Received nine interns.
  • Provided parenting skills to the mothers and fathers of students.
  • Made a down payment on land for a new campus.

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Esperanza de Ana

Esperanza de Ana

Location: Chilca, Peru
Website: www.esperanzadeana.org

Esperanza de Ana provides services that bring guidance and emotional support to children, adolescents and families who are put at risk due to personal trauma and conflicts. Its work includes restoring children to their families after having been placed into institutions, and preserving families in critical situations and on the brink of being broken apart.

Esperanz de Ana engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Leadership Training
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Family Restoration

Recent Highlights

  • Provided overnight care for 18 children.
  • Provided after-school programs for 50 children.
  • Provided education scholarships for 40 children.
  • Provided home-based service for 20 families.

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For His Children

For His Children

Location: Quito, Ecuador and Latacunga, Ecuador
Website: http://www.forhischildren-ecuador.org/

For His Children serves homeless children, providing care in a loving and supportive environment, striving to unite them with their biological or adoptive family, and advocating on their behalf to others.

For His Children engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Education
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER (recruited through FHC)
  • Hosted an Intern or Staff through ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a Visit by ER Staff

Recent Highlights

  • Facilitated approximately 20 adoptions
  • Advocated on behalf of all homeless/at-risk children nationwide via participation in workshops, conferences, publications, upper-level management meetings and social media.
  • Emphasized leadership and job training/education for 35 caregivers and staff through leadership and staff training workshops twice a year.
  • Established new Caregiver Pantry Project to complement existing Caregiver Sponsorship Program.

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Foundacion Rescate

Fundación Rescate (Rescue Foundation)

Location: Sucúa, Ecuador
Website: www.insuastisinthejungle.weebly.com

Fundación Rescate seeks to show love to those who need it in any way possible, and to “Rescue, Rebuild, Restore” to bring about life change.

Fundación Rescate engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Orphans/Street Kids

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a visit by ER Staff

Recent Highlights

  • Provided a fun and safe alternative for more than 20 children to hang out on Friday nights.

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House of Hope

House of Hope

Location: La Pointe, Haiti
Website: www.houseofhopehaiti.blogspot.com

The House of Hope is a family-oriented, long-term care facility that offers physical and emotional hope to needy Haitian children and youth.

House of Hope engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Education
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development

Recent Highlights

  • Provided education for 42 students ranging from Kindergarten to University.
  • Provided jobs for 26 staff members and their families.
  • Fed approximately 100 people three times a day.
  • Admitted 41 residents for treatment: Three with TB, 30 with malnutrition and eight with other illnesses. Of these, 29 successfully returned to their homes.

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Lemuel

Lemuel

Location: Anse-Rouge, Haiti
Website: www.lemuelministries.org

Lemuel’s purpose is to invest in the growth and development of people, so they can escape lives of poverty and become active members of society who are able and eager to reach out to others.

Lemuel engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Education
  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Housing Development
  • Community Development

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Hosted an Intern or Staff through ER
  • Participated in the Regional Gathering for the Americas

Recent Highlights

  • Provided education for 105 children, along with a hot meal every school day.
  • Provided 30 people with regular work, as well as numerous others with temporary work when available.
  • Planted approximately 1,500 trees.
  • Provided training for six girls in embroidery, 20 women in crochet and eight women in sewing.
  • Provided numerous elderly and handicapped people with food boxes.

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Nuevos Amigos

Nuevos Amigos (New Friends)

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Website: www.nuevosamigos.org

Nuevos Amigos is a school that seeks to strengthen children by providing a quality education and loving care, and teaching families to complement those lessons in a healthy home environment.

Nuevos Amigos engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
  • Hosted a Christmas Celebration with ER

Recent Highlights

  • Collaborated with 70 families.
  • Taught 110 students.
  • Employed a staff of 18 Ecuadorian nationals.
  • Welcomed several teams from the U.S. who visited and worked at the school.

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Pan de Vida

Pan de Vida (Bread of Life)

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Website: www.pandevida.org.ec

Pan de Vida works to meet the immediate needs of the less fortunate in Quito by providing nutrition and hygiene education, counseling, fellowship and skills training.

Pan de Vida engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Orphan/Street Children Care
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
  • Hosted an Intern or Staff through ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a Christmas Celebration with ER
  • Hosted a visit by ER Staff

Recent Highlights

  • Distributed 1,476 grocery bags to families in extreme situations.
  • Helped 25 families complete cooking course, 12 people complete sewing course and seven young mothers complete baking course.
  • Provided medical assistance to more than 50 people.
  • Provided 254 children with new school shoes.
  • Renovated home for seven families through “Hit Squad” projects.

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Path Project

Path Project

Location: Snellville, Georgia
Website: www.path-project.org

The Path Project’s mission is to partner with families, schools, churches and businesses to help kids in at-risk communities find the right path for their lives –academically and socially.

Path Project engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Leadership Training

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raised funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a visit by ER Staff

Recent Highlights

  • Impacted 500 at-risk children through positive relationships with Path Project staff members and volunteers.
  • Launched an intensive reading/literacy program for 120 K-2nd grade children in five communities.
  • Provided 350 children with backpacks and school supplies to begin the school year.
  • More than 275 volunteers donated more than 6,000 hours of their time to preschool, after-school, summer camp, mentoring and soccer programs.
  • Engaged 20 adults in weekly English classes.

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Remanso de Amor

Remanso de Amor (Haven of Love)

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Remanso de Amor works with individuals, families and communities to reduce poverty through education, nutrition counseling, micro-business workshops, leadership development and more.

Remanso de Amor engages in the following humanitarian activities:

  • Food/Nutrition Distribution
  • Job Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Short-Term Teams/Mobilization
  • Women’s Advocacy/Leadership
  • Sports-Soccer

Extreme Response Partnership Activities

  • Raising Funds with ER
  • Hosted a Short-Term Team through ER
  • Hosted an Intern or Staff through ER
  • Participated in Leadership Development
  • Hosted a Christmas celebration with ER

Recent Highlights

  • Helped 200 families with social projects.
  • Helped 60 mothers.
  • Provided education for 50 families.
  • Provided leadership training for 20 families.
  • Provided medical help for one family.

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