On April 16, 2016 a 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador. It has displaced more than 25,000 people, killed over 750 people and more than 5,000 are currently missing. To an already 3rd world country, this has been devastating.
On Monday, May 9 I will be traveling to Ecuador with suitcases full of supplies for Earthquake Relief Efforts. I had already planned the trip when the earthquake hit. In the midst of busyness here and the devastation there, I considered cancelling the trip. Nope, I am going and taking along Sarah Monson! Sarah is a photographer that will capture some of the stories of the girls and how The Yada Project is working in Ecuador.
The Yada Project partners with an organization in Ecuador that rescues girls from sex-trafficking. The girls are provided a safe place to live and learn a trade. One of the trades they learn is jewelry making. It is beautiful jewelry and is instrumental in the healing process and future for these girls.
We are collecting supplies to fill the suitcases! See below if you are interested in donating.
For the Earthquake victims: energy bars, soap, shampoo, flashlights, backpacks (new or used and adult or child), $$$ to help where most needed
For the girls rescued: nailpolish, hair accessories
God never called us to be comfortable, and we are learning to enjoy the wild ride He has called us to!