Pack for a Purpose
Just before the pandemic hits!
My husband and I were very fortunate to visit the Galapagos in February 2020. We had a quick visit in Quito, Ecuador, before flying to the Islands.
SOLEQ.travel is a tour company in Quito that supports a local social project called Refugio de Sueños. Financial support from the tour company provided much needed maintenance to the building that offers a safe haven for children suffering from severe poverty, abuse and danger on the streets. SOLEQ.travel encourages tourists to bring educational materials for the children receiving assistance at the shelter. Click here to read more: https://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/south-america/ecuador/soleq-travel/
The photo above shows me standing next to the items I packed in a tote bag and took to Quito. Diego, SOLEQ’s CEO, is passionate about helping others. He was super accommodating and very conscientious in taking care of our bag of supplies. Last year, due to the pandemic, the Shelter temporarily changed its operations to provide food for the parents of the children participating in the Dream Shelter. Recently, the children’s educational program was able to get up and running again, and our bag was safely delivered to the Shelter. Diego was thoughtful enough to take a photo (below), in pandemic-era mask attire. Paulette L.
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