We’ve been very busy for the month of August in our new location. We recently had an Ecuadorian medical doctor and dentist provided for a day by the government. People from the San Jose village came with many children for dental checkups and also adults for medical checkups, along with our regular food kitchen people. An estimated 50-60 people were examined. It was a very busy day for us from 8am to 5pm.
Several local doctors are willing to donate time in follow-up visits to serve our people. We are in need of an examination table, desk, curtains to divide off a room, and a medical supply cabinet. Again, we are in need of donations to accomplish this. No donation is too small.
We plan on having a Christmas open house bazaar the first week of December. Many of the women are crocheting beautiful items for sale at the bazaar. All proceeds will go to the person that made the item. Future photos will show some of the unique handwork. It is very exciting for these people to have a way to earn some extra money.
Several men want to do wood carvings. We will be meeting with them in the near future to see some of their designs. Through donations, we have provided the yarn for the women and we will supply the men with wood.
There’s even more exciting news. In the open field behind our kitchen, we’ll be starting a garden to grow some of our own vegetables. This will be a new project now in the planning stage, and the people are very excited to be involved.
Our new location has been beneficial to our volunteers and the work area is perfect for properly serving breakfast to the people. We would like to expand to serving lunch in the future, but of course we need funds to accomplish this. If you live in the Cotacachi area and would like to serve, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
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Founder of Ecuador Project Hope
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