I've started this fundraising campaign for a very close family friend who survived the recent Earthquake in Ecuador. He was located in the city of Manta, during the earthquake his wife who just gave birth 5 days beforehand had to evacuate her home through a 2nd story window with her newborn in one arm and their other child, a 3 year old in the other. They survived and are lucky to be alive but there future is not looking very good. They recently moved to this area a few months back and invested everything they had into a fast food restaurant in the area, because of the quake the restaurant does not exist anymore. The city of Manta is in ruins and the small business that was their livelihood is gone.
They have food and shelter at the moment but are in shock not knowing what their future holds. They are in debt with the business they tried to open and do not have any more funds to start a new one or relocate somewhere to look for work.
I am asking for your help to give one of my closest friends a second chance at a better future for his family. I have offered my home in Quito as shelter and all the help I can give but he needs to be able to make a living and provide for his family. He is an entrepreneur and will find a way to make things work in Quito but needs help doing so. I am asking for a small contribution to help him get back on his feet and start his fast food business near Quito.
He is an amazing man and the most selfless person I have ever met. I recently spoke to him and offered to send him food because he is still located in Manta. He let me know that he has enough food to last him and his family through the week, and asked that I send the food and supplies to other people in Manta that have nothing at all.