Rainstorms welcomed the Advancing Life Foundation’s second group of expedition volunteers as they arrived in Ecuador to continue work on the vocational school.
The group arrived on a Friday and spent Saturday exploring the town of Otavalo with a trip to the Center of the Earth Museum and a craft market.The drizzle continued on Sunday as expeditioners drove through the cloud forest to Pucara to meet their host families. They were welcomed with a beautiful cultural celebration with dancing and a candid explanation of what the vocational school will mean to the community.
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After much fundraising and preparation, 30 selfless humanitarians set off to Quito, Ecuador with the Advancing Life Foundation and CHOICE Humanitarian to build a vocational school for the struggling Intag region. The trip was more than a year and a half in the making.
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As progress continues on the Advancing Life Foundation’s vocational school project in Ecuador, hope is emanating from the community for their children and future generations.Locals’ feelings of excitement were evident when CEO Charles Funke and Advancing Life Foundation Chair KimMarie Larsen went to Ecuador in January. There, they met with local government official and looked at the future building site of the vocational school.
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For a pregnant woman who has been turned out of her home or who has run away from an abusive relationship, Vida y Familia, Asociación Civil (VIFAC) might be the only place they can turn to for help. VIFAC offers care for new mothers and their dear children throughout the critical events of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing.
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What was just a small bit of inspiration at the beginning of the year blossomed into a flurry of impact by its end. In January of 2016, ASEA’s Advancing Life Foundation was only 8 months old and sending a group of 35 volunteers off on its first official Advancing Life expedition to the village of La Concepción, Mexico. Future expeditions were already planned and fundraisers were underway, but something was still missing.
Continue reading “A Culmination of Kindness in December”
ASEA corporate held their first Have an Impact, Make a Difference day at a local family shelter earlier this month, spurred by the Advancing Life Foundation’s initiative to bring service opportunities to ASEA employees and associates.
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I love this company ASEA and all it stands for and its Ethos! It just gets better and better how they take the lead, and we support the ASEA’s Advancing Life Foundation efforts. It was such an honor and treat to participate in the Have an Impact, Make a Difference Day. ASEA chose to partner with GRACE, a Grapevine, Texas-based non-profit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. It felt so good to be part of a team performing the simple act of donating toiletries and building the kits.
Continue reading “Cheryl Chambers”
The Mexico Expedition has been a very extraordinary time, seeing people, who are so poor, and yet happy. You could see the “happy eyes” of nearly everyone. The “happy smile”. The “happy heart”. It touched me so much. Living with a minimum of belongings. Satisfied with what you have, and being with family, friends, neighbors. Helping and respecting each other. Happy, and not jealous, with what others achieve and get (new water cistern, oven, etc.) – but even helping each other to get it! Real Ethos! They live the ethos!
Continue reading “Torsten Sedlmeier”
I have thought a lot about the people in La Concepcion since the expedition. I have never lived in the poverty that we saw there.
Continue reading “Rose Mary Skinner”
The greatest impact the trip has had on me, is how different our lives can be in such a short distance.
Continue reading “Janne Harild”