My name is Hernando Flores, I'm Ecuadorian, and you might wonder why did I ask you to visit this link?
This week, I'm attending a course named Empretec, this is a United Nations intensive program that seeks to promote entrepreneurship in developing countries. It started on Monday (Jan 18) and it ends on Saturday (Jan 23). But none of this might interest you so far. Let me get right to it.
The biggest challenge for students on this program is to create a business for this week (ending on Friday), and the person who generates the most profits for her/his company will be the winner of the program. I thought about this for a while and realized that (as much as I want to win the competition) no selfish efforts are ever worth it. So I decided to do this:
I have created a crowdfunding campaign for "Albergue San Juan de Dios", this is a homeless shelter in the city of Quito, Ecuador. I've been lucky enough to collaborate with them for a number of years now, and I can honestly tell you that their work is truly wonderful. They host over 200 people every night and around 400 on Christmas Eve :( they give them two meals, a nice comfy bed for the night, warm water and a place to take a shower, they wash their clothes for them, provide therapy for those who need it (Physical and Pshycological), among MANY other things. But most importantly, they give homeless people the DIGNITY they deserve. Why do they do this? Simply to serve others. They get no money in return and they operate relying on generous donors like yourself to open up their hearts, and a little bit of their wallets as well :) in order to get enough funding to survive year after year!
This is all I got for you. Just about the most noble cause I know, lots of people in need, and my appeal to your kind and generous heart. But I'm also commited to this cause ;) so in return to your donations you will be awarded with the gifts listed on the right! And on top of that, every single one of you donors will be recognized publicly on my Facebook. THE CAMPAIGN ENDS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd so your donation today would be most appreciated!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DONATION! YOU ARE CHANGING A LIFE!