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May

3

A Note From Natasha: From Immediate Response to Long-term Recovery

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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to take a minute to address everyone about the 7.8 earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador. Some of you are new to Hearts of Gold so I also want to say welcome and that I’m pleased to introduce you to the rest of our expat family here in Cuenca. Lastly, … Read more.. »

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May

3

Volunteer for Earthquake Relief

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Dear friends,
Hearts of Gold is working along with Brigada Surfistas por un Techo, Colectivo Madre Tierra, Fundacion Nobis, San Sebas Café and Yakumama Lounge to help establish a Canoa Relief Camp. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our Earthquake relief project in Canoa, in the following activities:

Contacting businesses, domestic … Read more.. »

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Apr

24

Earthquake Emergency Relief Efforts Update April 22, 2016

On April 16, 2016 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near the town of Pedernales. Current casualties are estimated at 570, and are expected to increase as bodies are discovered in the wreckage. The provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador are greatly suffering, with … Read more.. »

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Apr

18

Medicine, Baby Care, Food, Flashlights, Towels: Items We Need Now!

MEDICAMENTOS NECESARIOS / MEDICINE DONTATIONS NEEDED

Gasas Vaselinadas (Vaseline)
Povidine
Alcohol yodado (alcohol and iodine)
Gasas Esteriles (Gauze)
Algodon (Cotton)
Dicloxacilina de 500 mg. (antibiotic)
Antibiotico topico en crema (antibiotic creams)
Mebo
Sulfadiazina de plata
Esparadrapo
Analgesicos (anesthetics)
Tempra
Sueros
Vendas (bandage wraps / ace bandages)
Ibuprofeno de niños (children’s ibuprofen)
Ibuprofeno de Adultos … Read more.. »

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Apr

11

Until You Raise Your Eyes, You Will Think You Are the Highest Point

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By: Jodi Hill

As a newbie to Cuenca, arriving late in January from frozen Minnesota, I’ve experienced things expats know all about: smiling Ecuadorian eyes, chatty expats, gringo gouging, SuperMaxi bargains, mercado avocados, alarming car alarms, terrifying taxis, and dogs, dogs, dogs.
The most jarring and memorable moments, though, have come from answering an … Read more.. »

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Mar

23

What do you know about uplifting children?

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Silverware is clanking as children chatter under the watch of a brightly painted tree. To the naked eye, these smiling children are just a few of thousands in the city enjoying a full lunch with friends.  However, each of these precious children at La Fundacion El Arenal live lives full of incredible hardship and sacrifice.
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