The Gringo Guide Book is some information that our interns have compiled to help
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Deanna and Lisa Interns 2005
Jenn Haynie and Abby Caldwell
with Dr. Fernando Zurita
Dear Gordon and all those considering the Ecuador experience,
I am so grateful for the experience I was able to have in Ecuador, it
* Upon arriving, Dr. Zambrano, the other volunteers and I drove
time in Baca Ortiz hospital and Guarderia, but there are many other
* Working at Baca Ortiz Hospital was such a blessing for me, but it
things they needed. This experience was also an eye opener because
afford to spare some on this side, this means so much to these women
much when I was with them about humility, realizing how blessed I am
* The second location i was able to work in is the Los Angeles
clean up washing dishes, sweeping the floors, and cleaning the
receive as much attention because they lack the abilities to seek that
* A week or two after arriving, one of the other volunteers and I
the animals that you might find in the Amazon.
* We also had the opportunity to visit Ottovallo, Ecuador which is a
* One other thing that I was able to do while in Ecuador, is to help
learn Spanish better as I interacted with the students and to make
* I was also able to participate in the Latter Day Saint Church (the
things that you know with these people.
* I was also able to spend some time in the city of Ecuador and to see some of the historical sites, art, churches, shopping, eat out at
years old and other sites with history relating to wars between the
This was an amazing experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Ecuador. I wish that i could have done more and I’m so excited for
Jen and Abby
Jenn Haynie and Abby Caldwell helped on
Quito, Guayaquil, Dominican Republic, Galapagos and the Jungle.
Here are just a few of their pictures from their experiences.
Kevin and Emily BylundMay 30 – July 13, 2004
Our trip to Ecuador was a wonderful experience, thanks in large part to the
Zambrano family. They were very gracious hosts and always eager to please
us. They made sure that we always had clean water and safe food, and Dr.
Zambrano always tried to find activities and service projects for us to be
involved in. Here is some of the stuff we did.
We were able to do three very long but rewarding service days: in two
We would load, transport, and set up the donated equipment that Dr.
We also did smaller service activities in many areas of Ecuador. This
We also were involved in some service not related to medicine or dentistry.
Our “excuse” for coming to Ecuador was to complete a diabetes survey for
|Intership Jan 2004
Hello everyone!!! Well things are definately picking up in my life,
Anyways, since I have
Besides working at the orphange, last week I was busy doing inventory
I also have been busy helping out with the church.
I continue to play the keyboard on Sundays, and when my pupil hahah Anita plays, I conduct!!!
I was warned by the family about Carnival, a holiday which is held the
Anyways, I can´t think of anything else at the moment! I hope that
De todo corazón,
|Intership September 30, 2003 – January 14, 2004
Rachel A. Carter
Charity Anywhere Internship Report for Rachel A. Carter
After arrival from the U.S., I began, with the help of Washington Zambrano, to look for opportunities in orphanages. I came with the desire do orphanage support and to teach English in the Paraiso de los Ninos school. The Paraiso de los Ninos school already had an English teacher, even though she doesn’t speak much English at all, so I felt like I would be in the way and decided not to do that. I began working at a school/daycare for children at-risk (single mother homes or homes with big problems) but the level of filth and dirtyness was a problem for me and I felt more like a babysitter so I chose not to continue there.
I began working at a wonderful orphanage in northern Quito called Para Sus Ninos. It was started and is run by an American couple. It’s spotless, they take great care of the kids, and the kids are all homeless. I first started in the baby house helping with feeding and changing diapers then I switched to working in the toddler house mostly playing with the kids and trying to give them social stimulation. I completely loved it! It was extremely fulfilling work and I grew incredibly attached to the babies and children. I also worked for a little while at an orphange called Maria Campi de Joder. More than anything it’s a daycare since just one fourth of the kids live there. Only two of the kids I ever helped with were orphaned. Unfortunately, the kids with homes were often the most demanding of my time. I didn’t work at that place very long.
I also helped out with preparing for the November 2003 Galapagos Islands expedition Charity Anywhere did for the second year in a row. I helped do data entry of the personal and airline flight information of all the volunteers going. I set up the Excel file for managing the data and printed out volunteer lists as needed for Washington Zambrano. During the expedition itself, I was a coordinator on Isla Isabela. I handled the meal and lodging budget, was a liaison with our local coordinator Gulnara Palacios, helped arrange for recreation opportunities for the volunteers, and ran meetings with the volunteers. I enjoyed the task tremendously and would do it again! I was extremely sad when the expedition was coming to an end and when everyone flew off the islands, I had a bit of empty-nest syndrome.
I also helped out with day-long service events in Ecuador. We did a dental/medical service day at an LDS church in Riobamba. I helped with patient registrations and crowd control. We did a dental/medical service day at a school run by the Rotary Club near Quito. We did a dental service day at a senior center in the Centro Historico of Quito. I helped with registrations. We went to a rural village near Santo Domingo de los Colorados. It was an unforgettable experience as we had to reach the village by ferry and a long drive through the farmlands with palm trees and fruit trees. We did oral hygiene instruction and fluoride treatments. We went along with Orson and Lizanne Huntsman, the LDS Welfare missionaries, who were giving out bags of medicines to all the families. These Saturday events were very enjoyable opportunities to help out people in the area.
All in all, my internship with Charity Anywhere was unforgettable. My life has been changed and I progressed as a person there. I’m so very glad I did it and happy that Charity Anywhere gave me the opportunity. My time at the Para sus Ninos orphanage and the Galapagos Islands expedition were especially unforgettable and gave me many happy memories.
|Intership (3 month) Jan 2003 – March 2003 Greg and Lisa Erekson
Internship report in Quito Ecuador 2002
|Charity Anywhere Report for Juliana Hill and Janette
Stevens….We arrived in Quito Ecuador on Aug. 27th, 2002 and
served here as volunteers for Charity Anywhere until
December 18th , 2002. We have absolutely loved our
time here. The opportunities of service were diverse
and each one special and full of love and growth. The
people who we have met here will forever be in our
hearts. We have come to truly love them. We have
especially loved living with and becoming part of the
Zambrano Family. A very wonderful and special thanks
to them for opening up their hearts and home to us for
4 months. We have loved the feelings of love and
charity that we have felt as we have been able to
serve here in Ecuador. Service really is the best way
to come to know, understand, and love a place and its
people. Here we also have had so much dang fun! We
love these people, this culture, and all that they
have given us. We know we will forever be different
people because of the memories we have here and the
experiences and lessons we have learned from them.
Thank you Charity anywhere for allowing us this
special opportunity in our lives. While we were here,
we participated in a wide variety of service
Were assistant directors to the Charity Anywhere
service sights for medical and dental teams
Were volunteers to help with the outings at the Senior Center Taught English and music at the school of Fundación El
Paraíso de lo niños Wrote and directed the school Christmas Program the
Fundación El Paraíso de lo niños Organized and contributed to the project of building a
roof for the school, Worked with a child with special needs named Gilmar,
gave physical therapy and music therapy
Assisted Dr. Zambrano in giving free dental work
supplies, toys, ect… in the towns of
children with disabilities),
became thier daughters and cherished the moments spent with them!
***Thank you again for all the people who have made it
Con Mucho Amor,
Janette Stevens and Juliana Hill
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