A year has passed since a terrible catastrophe shook our country right from its bases. Nevertheless with effort and unity we were able to overcome the pain and the fears and unite as one strong hand to help our brothers and sisters affected by the earthquake occurred on April 16, 2016.
As a nonprofit community concerned organization, the CDC Community Development Center, developed a project in order to help to the cause of restoring our country’s most affected places. This idea took shape and ended as WITH YOU ECUADOR project, which helped hundreds of people to overcome their deplorable situation. After a year of hard working and dedication, we were informed about the visit of Emma Donnachie, a Global Giving representative to evaluate the development of this initiative, which we received with open hearts.
The CDC team volunteers from WITH YOU ECUADOR project moved to Bahia de Caraquez with the objective of having Emma present in the workshop “How to make a family budget” imparted by Mr Ricardo Coral, a professional volunteer in the field.
Ricardo managed to in a very simple but direct way; effectively transmit his knowledge to the community. The workshop focused on developing a home budget by taking into account the incomes and expenses, encouraging the housewives to reduce the unnecessary outgoings and enhancing the saving culture for unforeseen situations.
Emma was more than delighted with the work that the CDC had done in Manabí, thought that she expressed in an interview at the end of the workshop, in which she remarked how admired she was that the community had taken that project as theirs and take real advantage of the aid and information given to them. At the end of the workshop Pastor Daniel Avila prayed for financial freedom and for each one of the members of the community that they could be wise and good administrators of what God has gave to them.
After this successful and privileged visit from Global Giving, Emma continues traveling visiting other projects that’s as ours, share the same objective, make this world a better place for the future generations. Her presence was important to the community, he gave support to us allaying doubts and approaching in a personal way to the people, it was a gratifying experience for both interested parties.
Our compromise is to continue rising and empowering the community of Bahía de Caráquez until October 2017, when the project ends.
We left the past behind and we deal with the present with a focus on a constructive future. We overcome this catastrophe that marked the history of our country and we have now grown in stronger people leaving our differences aside, giving a hand to the ones who need it.