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


What's going on?

Hey everyone, just thought I would spend my precious internet time keeping you in the loop, so enjoy.

We are hard at work down here building a soccer field at Santa Isabel. We have been working side by side with the community which has been as rewarding an experience as the actaul construction. The last couple days have been spent making cement, digging holes, and scrubbing dirt from our aching bodies. Don't get me worng though, none of us could be happier, getting our hands dirty is exactly why we are here.

Gavin, Roberto, and Andrew are in Guayaquil now to (hopefully) meet up with our equipment. It has been a major source of stress for us, we are all just anxious to see everything arrive safely. We had so much help from soccer clubs, schools, and many passionate individuals in collecting equipment, that we feel we have everyone's hopes locked up in that container. Everyone keep your fingers crossed.

A couple more things, let this be a lesson to everyone, don't tempt fate. After reigning victorious over technology in figuring out how to embed Flikr in the blog, I lost my USB key. The only thing I can assume is that technology has evened the score. So, I apologise for the lack of images in the post but hopefully you will all forgive me.

And, thanks Tom for the video reply on YouTube. It was really cool to hear from you, and thank you for the kind words. We are thinking of everyone back home as well.

So, as Tom said, we are just going to keep on keeping on. Everyone back home do the same.


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