Jesse's Vounteer Trip: PUJILI 2018

In 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, destroying fishing ports, tourist beaches and dozens of homes, schools and hospitals in the cities and towns. Reports following this disaster confirmed over 600 dead and 16000 injured. After the earthquake, many groups worldwide came to Ecuador to mobilize relief efforts, and help Ecuador rebuild what was lost.

To help those who have lost everything, in May 2018 I will be travelling to Ecuador with a program called Help, Learn & Discover. For 28 days I will be immersed in the culture of Ecuador while participating in medical rotations in a hospital, and building homes for families in Pujili.

With you help we will be building 15 new earthquake-resistant homes and creating a construction facility to create sustainable community with jobs and opportunities for all. To find out more about last years project click here . 

100% of your donation will go directly towards building these homes. We purchase all of the supplies in Ecuador from local vendors, to further support the local communities. Any excess funds will go towards medical expenses and pediatric surgeries for families who otherwise cannot afford treatment.

And so, it is with deep humility that I ask you, my friends and family, to join me in building this community through your financial support. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated, and if you are unable to donate please share this page. 

**100% of the money fundraised by me/donated by you goes DIRECTLY towards the building of these communities!**
NONE of it is going to me personally; airfare, accommodations, food, etc. I've already paid for myself! Every cent you give goes directly to the cause. The money will be used to purchase sustainable materials for the houses, tools to build them and any of the bare necessities required by the families receiving these homes.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read through this post and to all those who have taken the time to donate and share this link! I am so excited to have the opportunity to travel and help those in need. None of this would be possible without your help and support.
  • Leonard Steele 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Trifecta House 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • Beth Smith 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Klaudine Asuelo 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Valerie Murdoff 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Jesse Hansen 
Calgary , AB
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