Fighting Poverty

Urgent: Now Just 37 Kids Need School Supplies

September 18, 2019

Thanks to your generosity, our fall School Packs Drive at 56% of goal! So far donors have gifted 48 of the 85 School Packs needed to provide customized school supplies, backpacks and uniforms for the vulnerable kids who attend ER programs in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines. Some of the first recipients are the […]

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Serve in South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines

July 16, 2019

Are you interested in serving overseas? Do you love children? Do you seek a life-changing, cross-cultural experience? If yes, then check out ER’s Mobilization Program! We operate programs for vulnerable kids and women in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines. You’ll be working alongside ER staff and our partners who are stationed in those countries. […]

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Meet The Overcomers

June 27, 2019

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 28, 2019 Update) Thank you to all the donors who have given to the Overcomers campaign thus far. We greatly appreciate your support. Please know the women and kids enrolled in our programs appreciate it as well. Despite some generous gifts, we’re well short of our goals for funding our […]

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Victor Overcomes Chaos, Aces Exams

June 27, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer At the end of the first term of the school year, Victor* was failing math. He has continually struggled in school. When Victor was in first grade, his mother lost her leg in a train accident. Victor’s grandparents have been raising him and his sister. During the chaos of […]

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Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

June 2, 2019

  Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag. Here, they proudly show off […]

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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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A Rebel with a Future

May 1, 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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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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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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