Build A Home For Luis & Evelina

by Fundacion Hearts of Gold Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


Imagine you have lived without something as simple as clean water for most of your life. Now imagine that a deadly 7.8 earthquake ripped away what little you did have. This is the reality for Luis and Evalina. Today YOU can change one Ecuadorian family's future by helping to build a home. All Luis and Evalina have ever wanted is security - by simply having the opportunity to build a house, they are ensuring that their children will never have to suffer the hardships of instability that they did

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On April 16 2016, a massive 7.8 earthquake devastated the northern coast of Ecuador. This shed light on the deplorable living situations of many people in the area. 7/10 people did not have access to basic services such as clean water & sewage systems. Exhausted from spending their lives in uncertainty, Luis and Evelina were among those affected. They have been living in a tent on the temporary relief camp Saman for over a year dreaming about reclaiming their lives with a home to call their own.


Building a house for Luis & Evelina means they will no longer be a statistic. They will have access to basic services such as clean water & sewage systems, but, more importantly, they will have the stability they have searched for their whole lives. Saman has shown Luis & Evelina what it means to be a part of a supportive community. For Luis & Evelina a new house is not simply a house; it represents a new future - for them, for their children, and for generations of their family to come.

Long-Term Impact

By supporting Luis & Evelina, you are also helping many other families in the area that Proyecto Saman supports. You are helping a whole community find their way out of hardship into sustainable, long-term solutions providing them with an even better life than before the earthquake. With YOUR help, Hearts of Gold & Proyecto Saman are not only providing a house for a family, but rather building a community that promotes education, empowerment, opportunities for work and a prosperous future.


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Organization Information

Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Location: Cuenca - Ecuador
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Hearts_Of_Gold
Project Leader:
Natasha Verkley
Cuenca, Ecuador

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