Friday, November 18, 2005

10 July 1989 Land Migration & Children International

I miss the best lecture of the series -- Ann Miles on land migration. After I finally get there, we go to lunch and then go to visit Children International -- a sponsorship program ($12/month per child provides vaccinations, some food, education, etc.) which is directed in Ecuador by Victor Mariduena. This was pretty impressive -- a new program in Ecuador with pretty low administrative costs. We also visited a barrio.

Not too long before our visit it had been razed by the city, but the people came back and rebuilt it. We saw the school (see my pictures). Children International provided a metal roof for the school -- the material -- the community provided the labor. About 60% of Guayaquil lives in barrios such as these.


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