One woman’s nutritious catering helps low-income children and elderly in Ecuador

Posted Posted in Education

Before the pandemic, Gladis Ilimiquinga ran a small cleaning business, but all of that changed when she could no longer safely entire most buildings and the need for cleaning services was halted indefinitely. She enrolled in gastronomy certification courses at the Inta-Kara Advancing Life™Vocational Center, a training program for foodservice industry professionals. Now she has […]

New partnership provides child brides with rescue, safety, and higher education

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Children in extreme poverty are often overlooked, but young girls forced into child marriages are virtually invisible. Child marriage is the greatest human rights abuse against girls globally, with hundreds of millions of girls destined for a bleak future as forced child brides. Thanks to a new partnership between the ASEA® Advancing Life® Foundation and […]

How clean water is saving lives in Africa

Posted Posted in Poverty

It isn’t easy to think about having to walk miles to fetch water, yet millions worldwide do it every day. Bringing clean water and sustainable solutions to suffering communities like those in Africa is part of the Advancing Life Foundation’s initiative to have an impact and make a difference. Our newest partnership with Engage Now […]

Culinary classes help keep a family legacy alive

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When visitors enter the Imbabura Province in San Pueblo, Ecuador, they’re greeted by a cute restaurant whose name Puerta al Imbabura—means “gateway into Imbabura.” This family-owned business is run by 51-year-old Fabiola Quilumbaqui out of her own childhood home. Fabiola’s mother, a well-known fritada street vendor in her day, began a family tradition in the […]

Inta-Kara five years later: Opportunity takes root

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In the lush, fertile zone of Ecuador’s Intag region, agriculture flourishes. Economic opportunities, however, have been slower to take root. Much of the population lives at the poverty line and nearly half of all people depend solely on agriculture. With little opportunity for education or work, the rising generation has been pushed to larger urban […]

Reading program and computer lab to help Guatemalan students thrive

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In a region that suffers from one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality, Indigenous Mayans will now have greater access to education and literature. Thanks to a recent partnership between Cooperative Education (CoEd) and the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation, families in the Guatemalan Western Highlands are getting some help. Poverty, […]

Hoop houses to increase access to food and employment

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The pandemic has exacerbated many long-standing problems faced by the Navajo Nation. Specifically, access to nutritious food, employment opportunities, and technological advancements have been limited. Women lead the charge As primary caregivers, Navajo women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family responsibilities: caring for the children, the household, the garden, and small animals. Of […]