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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

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End Date: Nov 01, 2016 12:00 AM
Fundraising Campaign Message

On April 16th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Bahia de Caraquez and other coastal cities of Ecuador. GSE's local 7 person staff team have worked hard since then providing emergency relief and shelter to the most vulnerable members of Bahia and surrounding communities. The year round work of this team is environmental education and to reforest native trees. To date we have planted more than 60,000 trees. After the tragedy of the earthquake and the catastrophic damage, we have shifted to focus on bamboo building, counseling and play therapy for children in refugee camps. We also continue to maintain 36,000 trees planted in the past 2 years.

Bamboo construction is an excellent solution because guadua bamboo is native to the most destroyed region, it is an ecologically sustainable material, and with the proper training and treatment it can be a long lasting, beautiful and extremely cheap building material. Our demonstration shelter and house building project involves training local builders, collaboration for sustainable harvest with people in the country side and skills training for teenagers.

Please help fund our relief work and thank you for your support!

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Program Goal: $0.00 / Airfare Goal: $0.00

Juliann Schneider donated $425

Saying "ESF Ice Cream and Trailhead fundraising"

May 13, 2016 06:23 AM

Lukas R Vogt donated $396

Saying "Fee To Be Donated By Empowered: $14.16"

May 05, 2016 08:24 PM

Sean Coyne donated $114

Saying "50/50 raffle at earthfest Fee To Be Donated By Empowered: $4.29"

Apr 27, 2016 12:39 PM

[Org. Admin] Sean Coyne donated $100

Saying "moving from tjan"

Apr 25, 2016 01:55 PM

Tessa Janicke donated $230

Saying "From ESF and all the Spring Banquet AFTER-PARTY attendees :) Fee To Be Donated By Empowered: $8.35"

Apr 24, 2016 06:26 AM

Maggie Tarasovitch donated $50

Saying "- From Maggie Tarasovitch and the Syracuse University May 2016 volunteer group Fee To Be Donated By Empowered: $2.05"

Apr 20, 2016 07:15 PM

Anonymous donated $20

Apr 18, 2016 01:42 PM

Tessa Janicke donated $20

Saying "I love you Bahia! "

Apr 18, 2016 01:28 PM

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