Bahia de Caraquez Earthquake Relief


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Fundraising Campaign Description

End Date: Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM

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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Alvaro Vera

Passionate about: All funds raised on this page will directly support rebuilding Alvaro's family's home in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Read Alvaro's story below and see how you can help make a difference.

ESF/Syracuse Donations

Passionate about: HELPING ECUADOR REBUILD!

Luis Paladines

Passionate about: All funds raised on this page will directly support rebuilding Luis' family's home in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Read Luis' story below and see how you can help make a difference.

Maya Boone

Passionate about: Environmental justice, restoration ecology, regenerative communities

Redwood High

Passionate about: Ecuador Earthquake Relief

Ryan Buchanan

Passionate about: Travelling, Volunteering, Singing, Talking, Sustainable Development Organisations
John Mitchell donated $100 1188 days ago
susan mcquiddy donated $50 1188 days ago
Joanne Bushman donated $100 1189 days ago
Anonymous donated $5 1190 days ago
Timothy Battaglia donated $30 1190 days ago

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