Help Janna & Carlos rebuildin Canoa

$13,575 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 77 people in 30 months


I am lucky to be alive and am grateful to start life again after the 7.8 Earthquake in Canoa, Ecuador. Carlos and I lost our buisness- Adicto Surf & SUP vegan cafe , our house, all our SUP & surf boards, our town's tourism and hearts crushed over loss of life around us- so much gone in an instant.  However, onward and upward!
We want to start again but we have lots of debt now and do not currently have money to rebuild.  
Please help us be able to live and invest in Canoa again-  to be able to give options for healthy food, and get our beloved kids surf team back in the water surfing and SUP'ing! Help us make it a reality in these desperate times. Canoa needs us there again. We will return in September and are in need of money, building supplies, and surf & sup equipment. Please help with anything you can spare!
If we raise enough money we will rebuild our home and be welcoming volunteers to help us and others in town rebuild. 
We want you to love Canoa like us and come visit in the future! Join us in rebuilding our awesome little, on the equator, surf town!

Adicto Surf Cafe before, 1 month old. 

after 7.8 Earthquake


Thank you to all the people that have helped the people of Canoa so far!  Let's get to building a beautiful, more tropical Canoa now. We need your help to make this a reality! 

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1 is done! The first of two bamboo houses on the property is finished. We spent the last 3 weeks working from 8am till 10pm on the house wanting to finish it before we had to return to Canada and we did it! We actually only spent hours with it all set up, just in time to take some photos and head to the airport. A little nuts but we have something to be excited about and to return to in Canoa. Not to mention, a income, by renting it out. Once there is 2 we will have a place to stay and still one to rent out so I hope you all can come stay! We are still working on getting out of debt but we are on our way up. Thank you for all your help!! Check out the listing at https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/25669490?s=51
The 1st Adicto Surf Bamboo Tiny house!
bed, bath, and balcony on the 2nd floor
Top Floor- yoga, relax, & wave watching
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Ok change of plans... We have decided to rebuild finally in Canoa after all! Exciting and a new experience this time - building all out of bamboo!! We have ordered already 70 Gigantic bamboo stalks that are 9 meters long! We will build 2 tiny houses that are 2 floors with balconies and a sleeping loft. Hopefully, they are done for the 2 year mark of the earthquake, April 16. Please, come visit and stay in one of them! They will be for renting year round and if we are around they might be some awesome vegan food to be eaten too! Progress photos coming soon!!
Also- any help you are anyone else can help with is very appreciated. We are still in need of funding. Luckily, we have an amazing family member that is loaning us money to build now, not later. (Thank you Dad!)
A huge thank you to everyone, for your words of encouragement, financial support, and good vibes through the, almost, 2 years since the earthquake. We have some amazing people around us, including you! Lots of love! Onward and upward! Janna & Carlos
our beach out front of the property
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It has been a while since I posted on this Go Fund Me page, almost a year actually. We have been trying to keep life moving, and money, and we were waiting to see if the Ecuadorian government was going to help. That turned into a no, unfortunately, and we have had to make some decisions on how we want our future to go. With that said, we are trying to relocate to Ayampe, Manabi Ecuador now. We put a deposit down on a piece of land there and are making small monthly payments until we can sell the land in Canoa. Once that is done we can build on the land in Ayampe. We have had to make this hard decision to leave Canoa to do what is best for us and I hope you all can support our decision. We have appreciated and loved all the support you have given us and hopefully, soon, we can start to rebuild our home in Ecuador. If you know of anyone that might be interested in buying the land in Canoa from us, we are willing to sell the Adicto name, logo, web presence, and business paperwork along with it. You can find more info on our website. http://www.adictosurf.com Thank you all for everything and come visit us in Ecuador if you can. We will be there from Feb 1 till the end of April this coming winter season and will be finally running a SUP, Surf, and Yoga retreat again, March 24- April 1 in Ayampe this time!
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We are here in Canoa again. It has been a long journey and we are really happy to see so many faces that are familiar and doing ok. We have spent the last days visiting and sharing with friends that were here and meeting with volunteers that have been helping since that night. Its been difficult but we are finding peace with the process of continuing on. We are still in the process of applying for government assistance. What we thought would be easy yesterday has now turned into lots more paperwork and different answers all around but hopefully we will receive something for supplies to rebuild over the next couple months. We visited some of the tent camps today and found more faces we know. The death toll was much more then the government let on so its been nice to see people again for sure. Here are a couple pics of the camps. Some much nicer then others and some more strict then others. Some people are refusing to live under the rules they are instilling.. no music, no visitors, curfews, etc and are out on the streets. There are houses that have been built of metal but have no plumbing so they cant be used and no one seems to know when they will receive water and sewer so they are not being used at all. Some of the camps are telling people they have to be out by the end of November and move to another camp as the assistance is being cut soon. It will be good for us to come back in Jan/Feb and see how things play out over the next couple months. Thank you everyone for all your support and hopefully over the winter things will improve here a lot. I will update again before we leave Canoa in the next couple weeks and you can follow me on Snapchat too, i plan on having some fun with the kids this weekend on there. Find me under vegansupsurfer and I will share on facebook too. Hope you all are well, thanks again to all of you- without you we wouldn't have even had money to come back again! xoxo
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Matthew Stephenson
29 months ago

Any news on Canoa's recovery

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Natalia Kazantseva
30 months ago

Janna, Carlos my heart is with you

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Raised by 77 people in 30 months
Created April 30, 2016
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HL
$100
Hubi Liel
9 months ago

YESSS! Janna so happy you are rebuilding. Best of luck to you and the team and I very much hope I will finally be able to come and join you for a couple weeks next year. Lots of love xxx

JU
$250
Jon & Margret Uchida
24 months ago (Offline Donation)
NF
$500
Niv Froehlich
24 months ago (Offline Donation)
TF
$25
Trine Funnesdal
24 months ago

Good luck rebuilding your home❤️❤️❤️

$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
MN
$20
Mark Nicholson
26 months ago

Janna, Gisa still makes the delicious vegan icecream she learned to make from you at your cafe. And your breakfasts still remain a highlight of our trip to Ecuador. Blessings on you and Carlos and Canoa.

ST
$1,300
SUPGirlz Toronto
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

Our end of the season closing party raised $1300! Thank you all that showed up with $ and to Billabong and RVCA for silent auction items! You all rock!

Matthew Stephenson
29 months ago

Any news on Canoa's recovery

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Natalia Kazantseva
30 months ago

Janna, Carlos my heart is with you

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