The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation provides both funding and manpower to support the efforts of charities around the world. In third world situations, we partner with organizations which address issues such as extreme poverty or who partner with local villagers to develop clean water, infrastructure, and ongoing education. In other parts of the world where that is not an issue, we seek out partners that support the needs and relief of children and families in need.
Known as “La Valle de Intag” Cotacachi, Ecuador is a lush, fertile zone where agriculture flourishes. But with 87% of the population living at the poverty line and 44% depending solely on agriculture, there is a dire need to strengthen economic opportunities in the region.
Access to the right education, however, is a challenge. Poor graduation rates, high illiteracy, and a struggling economy encourage youth to flee from rural communities
to urban slums.
The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation, together with the support of the Choice Humanitarian, will build an innovative vocational and training center that serves over 1500 families.
This center will provide youth and underemployed adults in the region with the opportunity to live, study, and gain a nationally certified vocational certificate
in masonry, carpentry, cooking, tourism and more. Every dollar raised will go towards the planning, building, and completion of this center, the first of its kind in the area. By bringing customized training solutions to rural communities, we can help elevate the opportunities of countless families.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation are tax-deductible.
Raise $50,000 by July 2017 and an additional $50,000 by December 2017
Expedition to Ecuador July & August 2017
A key component of the Advancing Life Foundation is embracing and celebrating that we are part of a larger community. Whether you see your community as your apartment building, your neighborhood, your town or city, your state, your country, or the entire world, HAIMAD encourages everyone to take a bigger role in ensuring that community needs are met, and people feel loved, supported and valued. We can all have an impact and make a difference in changing and improving the lives of others—while improving ourselves and serving those around us.
Join the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation, along with fellow ASEA leaders as we directly support the vocational center construction in Ecuador!
Participants will spend 7 days working, learning, and celebrating with community members as they work side by side to create opportunities for generations to come.
They will also have the chance to explore the colonial heritage of Quito, the artisanal markets of Otavalo, and the natural subtropical beauty that is “La Valle de Intag”.