OA's Project Ecuador

Opportunitas Aequa's first project is the collection of new and used soccer equipment to be transported and distributed to the rural province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. The goal of Project Ecuador is to deliver 1000 soccer balls, and 1000 pairs of soccer cleats to some of the most impoverished children in Ecuador.

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Life at Santa Isabel

Sorry for the delay between posts, but the blog was blocked for some reason - thankfully blogger has sorted itself out and we're back. Earlier, I put up a post that I had made a few days ago, a quick update on that; the guys in Guayaquil have been fighting the good fight, our equpiment is safely in the hands of Ecuadorian Customs, and should be ours by next Monday, the 12th of March.

Dunc, Brenden and I have been living at the community where we are working, Santa Isabel. Life is good, but a whole lot different than we are used to. Food has been especially interesting, guinea pig, oatmeal drinks, and lots of potato soup, but we can't complain. We sleep on the floor of the school, and wake up each morning to kids peering in through the window, staring at the "Gringo Aquarium."

We have been very hard at work on the field, all the poles are cemented in place, and we spent yesteday building up a corner of the field with sod (pictured above). It was back breaking and exhausting but we loved every minute of it. It was a perfect example of us working with Santa Isabel's community to make this dream a reality. Next step, putting up the fence and tilling the field. We could be finished by the end of the week - awesome.

New pictures on Flikr, follow the link, and check them out.

Maintain the aim.


Blogger Chris said...

Hey guys,
Chelsea and I are just reading about all your exploits from Matt Pope's appartment in Nairobi. We just got here yesterday, and things have been great as you might imagine. I really am praying for that shipment! Please keep me up to date.
Things look good guys, maintain the aim, and see ya'll when you get back.
I'm back March 13th.


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