Quito Dump

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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Listening Ears Lead to Joy for Jandry

May 16, 2017

By Robbie Murdoch, Quito Dump Program From the beginning, we struggled with Jandry in our Quito After-School Program. If he did something to get into trouble, he would often compound the problem with rather explosive behavior. He used to shout over any teacher who stopped to correct him. If he was asked to be quiet for a […]

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Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

September 14, 2016

    Dawn Carnill (Sept. 14, 2016) Caro was born just days after our daycare center opened in the Quito garbage dump. Her mother had been working there since she was a child herself– gleaning things she could use and mining for recyclables to sell. Caro’s two older sisters spent their toddler and preschool years […]

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Helping Dump Families Thrive One Home at a Time

June 27, 2015

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Director “We used to pray to God that he wouldn’t send the rain because we had a dirt floor. Rain was our biggest fear.” It’s bad enough being dirt poor, but when even the dirt turns against you, you’ve reached the bottom. That was the situation that confronted one family […]

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Volunteers Help Quito Dump Kids

April 21, 2015

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Director At one point, Carrie and Josh Bower dreamed about moving to a foreign country and working to change the lives of people living in extreme conditions. The future seemed wide open for the couple, who reside in northwest Indiana. Their first daughter, Maddie, was born in 2005. But their dream […]

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