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.

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Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

3.22.2007

The soul of the Project

Sorry for the lack of posts after the video, but we have been hard at work distributing the equipment that we send down. It is the most rewarding experience of the entire project. The look on the faces of the kids when they see us show up with soccer equipment is enough to crack any stone heart.

We have visited over 10 communities and it is impossible to get tired, the energy of the children and their desire to play soccer with us keeps us fueled. Our best experience so far was today at a community called Calshi. This was a community that we desperately wanted to build a field at, but logistical reasons prevented us. Returning there to drop off tons of stuff to their school was emotional for all of us.

Over the next couple days we will finish distribution, put the final touches on the fields at Santa Isabel and Guabug, and celebrate what has been a very successful first project for Opportunitas Aequa.

I would like to extend the entire crews sincere thanks to anyone who has helped us along the way. Distributing equipment has been a powerful reminder of how much support we have had. The equipment has come from schools, soccer clubs, and countless individuals. Everyone who donated anything should feel proud, they made a difference in the world today.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lisa said...

I am so happy for you.

I posted a photo dedication to OA on my blog.

Congratulations!

12:43 PM  

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