CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Books in Ecuador

What was your favourite book when you were little? Was it "The Cat in the Hat" or maybe "The Hungry Caterpillar"? Sadly, many children in Ecuador can't answer this question.

The availability of books is something most of us take for granted. In Ecuador, books are very expensive and beyond the reach of many of the families in Larcacunga, Muenala and Huayrapungo.

However, thanks to the kind donations of past and present GVI Phoenix volunteers, we have been able to assist our children to purchase textbooks at a subsidised cost. Also, at Christmas time, the kids received gifts of story books and much needed gumboots.

So, next time you're reading your favourite book, spare a thought for the kids in Ecuador that are able to experience the joy of reading because of the generosity of the GVI Phoenix family.


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects