Microbusiness Development

A Movement is Developing In Quito

August 13, 2019

Following years of compassion and encouragement by staff and volunteers, we’re seeing exciting progress among within the Quito Recycling Community. Members of the Community are becoming small business operators! ER’s Johanna Hildago shares: “We held the first training workshop for entrepreneurs on Aug. 3 at the ER Team House. Topics included Money Management, Public Relations […]

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What’s Cooking in Manila?

April 25, 2019

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature reaches almost 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), […]

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It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

April 16, 2019

Following is an excerpt from ER partner Living Hope’s latest eNewsletter. Here, John Thomas shares how teaching farming is helping vulnerable people learn a trade, gain confidence, build relationships and become sustainable. By John Thomas, Executive Director, Living Hope Trust Living Hope’s ‘Harvest Training Initiative’ program trains students in agriculture, business and missions. It is the […]

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Rebel with a Future

March 30, 2019

Emily chose to stay. She chose to re-engage. She chose to accept the opportunities before her. She chose a future and she is thriving! By Robyn Wallace, Quito Dump Program (April 30, 2019) “Emily” made some big decisions recently. Emily first attended the Quito School After-School Support Program as an eight-year-old in 2013. We’ve watched […]

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Orphans Cheer Water

March 30, 2019

These are exciting days for the kids at Belwop Child Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya. The 38 children and staff residing at Belwop have been struggling to get by with expensive – and inconsistent – water delivered by truck. They’ve been hoping and praying for a dependable source of clean water for years. Now that wait […]

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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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Family Evicted from the Sidewalk

October 19, 2018

While ER helps hundreds of vulnerable women annually, we focus our blogs on just a few so readers can follow their journeys. The following story updates Gina’s journey, which we introduced in fall 2017.  By Anne Benavidez, ER Asia (Oct. 19, 2018) Gina Tublag was one of the Golden Hands third class of graduates last […]

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NAPACOR City Kids

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 18, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you’re intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma –  connect with Extreme Response in the Philippines, Ecuador or South Africa. Our […]

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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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Gracious, Glamorous Golden Grads

April 7, 2016

By Anne Benavidez, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program Director Like caterpillars emerging as beautiful butterflies from their cocoons, eight members of the Golden Hands Livelihood Education Program celebrated being the program’s very first graduates. Each of the women wore dresses they made themselves and enjoyed a time of recognition, glamour and thankfulness. The graduation ceremony was […]

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