Ecuador 2014 - A Volunteer Project

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Andrea Strusievici and I’m a student at the University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology. My goal is to pursue a career in Health Care as well as contribute to my local and global community. I am very passionate about helping others and ever since I can remember I have been involved in volunteer work and leadership initiatives but this is my most exciting project yet!
 
On August 4th I will be embarking on a four week trip of a lifetime to Ecuador with the organization Help, Learn & Discover (HLD). I will explore the country and gain medical experience in local hospitals, but most importantly I will work on a volunteer site in the small town of Pujili.

This year the goal of the volunteer component of the HLD program is to build homes for 22 deserving and underprivileged families. The cost of each house is roughly $5,600 and it is the responsibility of each student volunteering from the months of May to August to help raise this money. It is our intention that the relief of owning a home will relieve the burden placed upon the children of these families to work instead of attending school. We hope that our help will allow these children to have the opportunity to attend school, thereby furthering their education and increasing their livelihood.

Every single penny raised goes directly to this cause. There is no middle person and absolutely no money goes to funding my trip- we (the students) raise the money, bring it to Ecuador, buy the necessary materials and help build these wonderful homes. Once in Ecuador we work alongside the families to accomplish our goals.

I encourage you to please donate to this cause! Not only will your money be taken directly to the families in need, but you will be able to see the direct result of your contribution. Upon my return, I will personally email every supporter a huge thank you and share pictures of our accomplishment! 

Furthermore, if you decide to donate through the All Star Level, I will show my appreciation by sending you a small acrylic painting on canvas of an animal found in Ecuador (hand painted by me). This is an example of my art!



For more information about this project and the program please visit  www.ecuaexperience.com or feel free to reach me via the contacts provided on this page.

For background information about Pujili please click here.

You can also watch the video below to see last year's project!



Please help me reach my goal and help these families in need! 

Thank you all very much! 

Andrea
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SUCCESS! Thank you so much to everyone who supported me along my fundraising journey! Not only did I reach my goal of $2000 but I SURPASSED it!! Wooo! I am so thrilled and excited to take the money to Pujili and be involved in this amazing project. I am leaving in 12 hours so off I go to finish my packing :) once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Xox - Andi
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Only $400 away from my goal everyone (80% of the way there)!!!! This is so exciting :) Thank you to ALL who have been a part of my journey thus far and supported me with this endeavor. Both the families of Pujili and I thank you very kindly!
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62.9% of the way to my goal of $2000! Please support me in my endeavor to help change the lives of families in Pujili, Ecuador. I've only got one month left! Every penny counts :) Thank you!
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Hello again everyone :) I am almost 31% of the way to my goal of raising $2000!!! This is awesome, but I still need YOUR support to make it all the way! Any donations count, $5, $10, $20... the families of Pujili and I appreciate it all. So please, instead of buying your lunch of coffee today, pack it up at home and give the extra change to families who need a roof over their heads.

Meet Jose! This cutie lives in the village and is eagerly awaiting his new home. Next to him is the progress of the construction!

To follow the development of the project and to meet more Pujili residents, visit Olivia's Blog @ http://oliviahld.tumblr.com/

THANK YOU :)
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$2,198 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 62 months
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AA
$50
Angela Aron
59 months ago

Make us proud, Andi!

SB
$50
Sorina Boitor
59 months ago
SS
$20
Sunny Sandhu
60 months ago

Good luck!

KF
$93
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
60 months ago (Offline Donation)
VP
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Pat
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$100
Anonymous
60 months ago
ML
$25
Michelle Lukas
60 months ago
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Laura & Dumitru
60 months ago

Best wishes on your work on this worthy cause and looking forward to the pictures!

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Ioana Oros
60 months ago
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