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

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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 […]

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 […]

Pure and Helpful to Others: Why Rose Mary Skinner Volunteers

Posted Posted in Education, Poverty, Rescue, Stories

With her Hispanic heritage, Rose Mary Skinner is passionate about helping those in Acambay region of central Mexico in the community of La Rincon, to be independent and successful. When she heard about the ASEA® Advancing Life Foundation’s first expedition to Mexico, she was excited to be working side –by side with locals to improve their lives. The foundation hosts service expeditions every year to aid those in need. Rose Mary has been to both Mexico and Ecuador to aid […]

Culinary Certification Course Now Offered at Inta-Kara Advancing Life Center

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A year after the first certificate courses started at the Inta-Kara Advancing Life Center, students are now getting ready for a new culinary vocational course. Providing new opportunities and expanding the skills of folks looking to earn more money for their families, the two-month culinary class allows students to learn good manufacturing practices (GMP) for […]