Ecuador Earthquake Relief

Cobblestones Become Soccer Playground

October 23, 2018

After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck in April 2016, Mariana López experienced a momentary loss of hope. The beloved Faith & Hope School building that was providing much needed help to the kids in Pedernales was in ruins. The thought struck her that the school might never rise again. By Mariana López, Alfalite Foundation The construction of the Faith & Hope […]

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Quake Destroyed School, Not Christmas Spirit

December 23, 2016

(Friday December 23, 2016 Update) 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 […]

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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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