Striking about 50 miles south of Guayaquil, with a metropolitan area of more than 3 million people, the earthquake has caused significant damage to hundreds of homes and buildings. The death toll of the earthquake is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. There is also the potential for aftershocks to cause more damage and trauma for survivors. Your donation to this fund powers the efforts of local nonprofits that can close gaps in relief and long-term recovery work.
All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in Ecuador and Peru. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted areas.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
Your donation will be used to:
- Provide food, clean water, and medicine to survivors
- Provide shelter and temporary housing to people who lost their homes
- Provide psycho-social and mental health support to survivors
- Support economic relief efforts
- Support long-term recovery efforts
- And much, much more!
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Impact Reports and Transparency
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GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $200M in disaster donations to funds just like this one!
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).