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Earthquake in Ecuador Relief support

At 18:58pm on April 16th, 2016, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Coast of Ecuador, according to the reports, an average of 90-100% of cities, and small towns in this area of the country have been destroyed.


This enormous human tragedy is exacerbated by the hundreds of thousands of people who have died, thousands have been seriously injured and other thousands of persons are survivors who in most of the cases have lost their family and they have been left without shelter, food, water, or basic living essentials. While all of Ecuador and the International Aid Community have been mobilized in the relief effort, it just isn’t enough. Earthquake survivors are desperate because they are living under conditions of extreme poverty; they are being exposed to infectious diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue Fever as well as other severe illnesses; moreover, they have lost their jobs, which means that now they don’t have a way to improve their living conditions, to buy food, clothing and medicines by their own or to begin working with the reconstruction of their homes.



In order to help to the affected population from the Coast of Ecuador, we have been receiving donations of clothes, food (also, we have prepared food for the people), medicines, mattresses, tents, toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper, anti mosquito lotion, plastics, diapers, underwear for kids and for women, and blankets; also, some volunteers have donated money for us to be able to buy supplies for the people affected by the earthquake.



The work of helping to the victims of the earthquake is just beginning, that’s why now our purposes are to give help to the elderly, persons with any kind of disability, as well as to single moms

  • To begin building temporary shelters made in bamboo for the people who have lost their home.

  • To help by rebuilding some of the houses that are not totally destroyed

  • To build houses for the persons who lost their house

  • Also, we want to help them by installing small stores where the people can sell local products so that they can have their own income.

  • Additionally, the victims of the earthquake are needing many things such as:

  • Mattresses

  • Tents

  • Underwear for kids and also for adults

  • Anti mosquito lotion

  • Sun screen lotion

  • Disinfectant

  • Diapers

  • Wet wipes

  • Food in can

  • Rice

  • Tuna fish

  • Salt

  • Oil

  • Cotton

  • Alcohol

  • Ibuprofeno

  • Acetaminofén

  • Gloves

  • Antibiotics

  • Special protein for patients with diabetes

  • Medicine for persons who suffer of high blood pressure

  • Milk for the kids

  • Band aids

  • Condoms

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Plastics

  • Anti mosquito nets

  • Blankets

  • Candles

  • Flashlights

  • Towels

  • Shampoo

  • Soap

  • Water

  • Physiological saline solution

  • Solution to clean wounds

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toilet paper

  • Clothes for adults and kids

  • Hydrating lotion

  • Hydrant lotion for babies

  • Diclofenaco

  • Anti mosquito bites lotion

  • Medicine for allergies

  • Vitamins for pregnant women

  • Medicines for stomach problems

  • Medicines for infections


Also, we are needing groups of 3 or 5 volunteers that can help in the medical area or in the field of psychology


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Earthquake in Ecuador Relief support

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A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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