Tzu Chi’s Relief Aid to Flood Victims in Ecuador

Report
from Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Published on 16 May 2017

In order to help the flood victims in Ecuador rebuild their homes, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation distributed monetary aid after the work-for-relief program was completed. More than 2000 families received the monetary aid, which ranged from 300 to 500 US dollars. The affected residents also expressed their deepest gratitude to Tzu Chi volunteers.

After the end of Tzu Chi’s Work-for-relief program, Tzu Chi volunteers distribute monetary aid to 2043 families affected by the flood in Santa Ana and Portoviejo in Ecuador.

Lina, one of the affected residents, said that:I was given 400 dollars and I am going to use it on my baby, buying what she needs, such as diapers and milk. I will also give some money to my mother, who has cancer.

Elvira Arteaga, another resident, shared that:I am a widow and a single mother. I live here by myself. I am very grateful that many people have come to help me. Thank you for helping me with care, love and tenderness.

Alexandra Bermejo has four people in his family. Tzu Chi gave him 400 dollars. This money can help him restart their business. He said that:「We are very grateful to Tzu Chi Foundation for everything they've done for us. We can get back on our feet and rebuild our home step by step. We are strong spiritually. You've come from afar with kindness. You are humanitarian and you are our brothers. You've come from afar and you are our brothers. We are going to be strong. With your help, we will become even stronger.

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