Ecuador From the Heart

We finally did it!  Ecuador from the Heart is now a registered non-profit on the south coast of Ecuador.  Working with those living in extreme poverty, our programs focus on creating lasting change and a pathway to break out of the cycle of poverty, through education, mentorship, support groups and crisis management.

We are announcing the launch of a 50/50 Charity Raffle.  There are 4000 tickets to sell and if they are all sold, the grand prize will be $10,000 USD.

Ecuador from the Heart began in 2014 by Dodie and her husband living on the south coast of Ecuador.  Witnessing the level of extreme poverty in their area, the works began with a few children and grew to a large network of families, single mothers, and seniors.  During the pandemic, Dodie also founded  a food distribution network, together with two other foreigners.  They formed a group called Weekend Warriors.  In the end, the Warriors were able to distribute 25,000 kits to families during the height of the lockdown.

Once the restrictions were lifted, Ecuador from the Heart initiated education programs, nutritional support, skills development, crisis intervention, and home improvements in the bamboo barrios in an attempt to alleviate some of the increased levels of suffering as more people were plunged into extreme poverty.

As a registered non-profit in Ecuador, the mission is to create lasting change for those living in extreme poverty.  Empowering them to find a way to break the cycle of poverty through various projects and crisis management.   Together Changing Lives.

Solutions From the Heart

Ecuador from the Heart began in 2014 by Dodie and her husband living on the south coast of Ecuador.  Witnessing the level of extreme poverty in their area, the works began with a few children and grew to a large network of families, single mothers, and seniors.  During the pandemic, Dodie also founded  a food distribution network, together with two other foreigners.  They formed a group called Weekend Warriors.  In the end, the Warriors were able to distribute 25,000 kits to families during the height of the lockdown.

Once the restrictions were lifted, Ecuador from the Heart initiated education programs, nutritional support, skills development, crisis intervention, and home improvements in the bamboo barrios in an attempt to alleviate some of the increased levels of suffering as more people were plunged into extreme poverty.

As a registered non-profit in Ecuador, the mission is to create lasting change for those living in extreme poverty.  Empowering them to find a way to break the cycle of poverty through various projects and crisis management.   Together Changing Lives.

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We Are All In The Same Storm But Not In The Same Boat

This all started with Dodie Schadlich, our Client Specialist who started Ecuador from the Heart.   She has been involved in building houses for those in need for a number of years.  When Covid hit Ecuador it brought many inequities into focus for her and feeding people became a priority.  As tourism came to a halt and lock down became the reality for many communities she was drawn to making an impact.  This has transcended to building bathrooms for people who don’t have bathrooms, basic needs.  Travel nurses and internal staff members have been contributing their time and their money to make these basic needs possible.

To donate to this project, please visit: http://www.globalgiving.org  and Search for project # 50170