Extreme Response

Empowered: 20 Women Graduate Sewing Training Courses

April 2, 2019

By Anne Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program (March 29, 2019) March was a huge month for women’s empowerment in Manila. First, on March 15, seven women graduated from the Golden Hands Livelihood program’s 2018-19 Sewing and Pattern Making Class. This course started in June 2018 and the women persevered for eight months of weekly […]

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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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Women Gain New Skills

March 29, 2019

(March 28, 2019) For more than a year, ER has invested into a greater-Manila community with the goal of helping empower women – and entire families – so they can live sustainable and fulfilling lives. After extensive research, interviews and analysis, our staff and volunteers have been pouring into the community in several ways. Now […]

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Quito Kid: Sara Overcomes Adversity

March 21, 2019

By Robyn Wallace, Quito After-School Program (March 21, 2019) Friendly…sensitive…respectful..shy…generous…fun…responsible. Now we can add “OVERCOMER” to describe nine-year-old *Sara at ER’s school support program in Quito, Ecuador. This past week, we passionately applauded Sara in recognition of her high performance at her school. Sara received a certificate for her achievement. Sara comes from a family […]

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Generosity Trumps Haiti Turmoil

March 1, 2019

Hunger doesn’t wait for a boat filled with food to arrive. It gnaws at your stomach, leaves you listless and detracts from your ability to learn. That’s especially the case in Haiti where ongoing protests are making food even more scarce while inflating prices. Unfortunately, ER partner House of Hope has 100 mouths to feed […]

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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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First Living Room Furniture Delivered!

February 18, 2019

Story update: Fast forward less than one year, and the guys in the Quito Dump Community Men’s program are producing some stellar furniture. Check out this set below. Notice the recycled pallet wood. How awesome is this? ER’s Pete Emery shares: “We delivered our first living room set that the guys have been working hard […]

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International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter

February 14, 2019

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8 is #BalanceforBetter. At Extreme Response, we enthusiastically support helping women worldwide. According to the International Women’s Day Website, the event was first recognized in 1908 and is now a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We’ve witnessed first-hand […]

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20 Ways To Engage With ER in 2019

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. We’ve updated it slightly for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated Dec. 26, 2018) By Rheanna Lea Cline […]

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Family is the Joy of Life

January 1, 2019

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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