Building Homes

Homebuilders Reunite with Quito Family

May 21, 2019

Four years ago, volunteers from Bridge Church, Easton, PA, traveled to Quito, Ecuador to help build a home for a family who gleans its existence from the trash at the Quito Dump. After many hours of work, the home was completed and one family of recyclers had a new outlook on life. The home construction […]

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How One School is Helping Rebirth A Community

February 28, 2019

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck coastal Ecuador in April 2016, Mariana López experienced a momentary loss of hope. The beloved Faith & Hope School building that was providing vital help to the kids in Pedernales was in ruins. The thought struck her that the school might never rise again. What would happen to these vulnerable children? It’s […]

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10 Ways to Find Your Purpose

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador, Rheanna Cline created an opportunities list to encourage you to engage with ER. We’ve updated it for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated May 24, 2019) By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are experiencing significant life change. With programs […]

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Filipino Family Rallies Around Pig Business

August 25, 2017

(Aug. 25, 2017 Update) The Algang Nanay piggery project run by ER partner Batang Matinik continues to produce inspiring stories of changed lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally launched to help women generate income by raising pigs (see below), Algang Nanay (Mother’s Care) has helped turn one Filipino father’s life around as well. Kuya Erning […]

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Matching Funds Goal Exceeded!

January 2, 2017

(Jan. 2, 2017 Update) We Love Our Supporters We made it! Thanks to your generosity, ER was able to receive $200,000 in matching funds. Generous donors had offered to match up to $200,000 in donations given to ER as part of our year-end Love-Hope-Opportunity 2017 Impact Campaign. Many of you responded. ER exceeded the $200,000 threshold […]

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Quake Destroyed School, Not Spirit

December 23, 2016

(Friday December 23, 2016) On April 16 the Faith and Hope School in Perdenales was among the thousands of buildings destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked coastal Ecuador. Fortunately, though hundreds of people died in the devastation, the quake hit at night so none of the children were in classes. The school building […]

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Victor and Elba Survive A Double Disaster

September 26, 2016

Victor’s life as a commercial fisherman in Ecuador was rough. The work required grueling duties at sea and long stretches away from his family. So when the opportunity arose to buy a shrimp farm 20 years ago, Victor and his wife, Elba, embraced the opportunity. Managing the operation required hard work and long hours, but […]

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‘The Earthquake Moved Everything’

September 22, 2016

Like a lot of young couples, Antonio and Yvonne left Ecuador to move to Spain in search of career opportunities. Spain’s economy was better and they had heard others were finding success there. But two years ago, they felt called to move back to Ecuador. Antonio would get a job in construction. Yvonne would do […]

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Team Omaha: Building Homes, Changing The Lives Of Dump Families

September 15, 2016

By John Toney, Team Omaha Arriving late in Quito, Ecuador on July the 19, 2016, a team from Omaha, NE of 23 people arose early the next morning to join the ER team, Ricardo Vaca Maila and Luis Anibal Maila Vaca. Our purpose was to contruct a new house for Pedro and Martha Robles Guachi, […]

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Xulon Project Responds To Extreme Needs in Nepal

August 18, 2016

Pokhara, Nepal – Xulon Project equips individuals and groups to show love to their community and see lives transformed with purpose and hope for the future. This includes hosting youth camps and providing relief for earthquake victims. Impact Snapshot: “After the 2015 earthquake, we were able to mobilize volunteers and help people in practical ways. […]

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