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Countdown has started for April 2017 Medical Visits!! Here we are introducing the wonderful team members that will be proving health assistance to Chachis Communities at Cayapas River #friendsofcayapas




Friday February 3rd:

7pm. Opening Friends of Cayapas Solidarity Weekend
7-9pm. Photo Exhibition from participating members and volunteers of Photo Contest “Friends of Cayapas”

Saturday February 4th:
10am Breakfast
12pm Snack-Vermouth
8pm Life Music: Jam-Falk Session with members of Shamrock Vagabonds​

All day we will have craftwork sale, drinks, postcards and a lot more to fund the next medical visits in April 2017

Sunday February 5th:
11-3pm. Exhibition, craftwork sale, drinks, etc
3pm. Closure of Friends of Cayapas Solidarity Weekend

We wait for you!!



Comments Off on The team arrived to the river!

Last night the team was taking rest in Otavalo. Today they started traveling towards Borbón where they will jump into the canoe to “sail up” to the river and start the medical visits. So, meanwhile they are on the canoe here we want to introduce you to the “crew” of the year.


Luz García Mingo, 27 years old, from Madrid. She is the only no medical member this year and she takes care of sanitary. She works on purifying and reuse of residual water. On her Side B she is a swing dancer amateur


Paloma Benito, 48 years old. Nurse from Salamanca. She’ve been always with the UVI except for 7 years that she worked for 112. She collaborates with Friends of Cayapas from some years now. “I was in the river two years ago and I am coming back with much excitement”


Patricia Martínez Pérez, 31 years old. Nurse and Doctor (Family R2 ). “I was in Nicaragua some years ago helping out with an NGO and I want to do it again”



Margot Horcajadas, 23 years old. From Toulouse (France). Nurse from July 2015. “The Humanitarian Aid is a Project I am very interested so, I am looking forward to this trip in Ecuador”

Maria G

María González Esteban, Special Services Nurse in Madrid. From Salamanca. It is the first time she goes to the Americas and she is happy it is for a experience like this one. Girl Scout that loves photography “The camera is my eyes so I don’t forget”

Santiago (2)

Santiago Ramos, 36 years old. Pharmacist from La Palma, in Canary Islands. He loves music, jazz specifically, he is a mountain runner and a swimmer. He will enjoy the river!


Alvaro Veiga Vaz, 25 years old. Galician living in Salamanca. R2 in Hematology. A happy men.


Anne Brazeilles, 38 years old. From Toulouse (France). She has two children and travelled all around South America with the family for a year. She was so in love with the culture and the people that “this proyect allows me to expand my professional and personal experiences in this part of the world”.


Carmen Gámez, 25 years old. Pharmacist in Málaga. “I did before some voluntary work but this is the first time I am helping with International Cooperation. So, I am thrill to see how the experience is”

Jose Angel

José Ángel Martín Oterino, better known as our loved “Ote”. 51 years old, Internist Doctor in Salamanca. He is part of Friends of Cayapas Crew from the beggining as Treasurer. As he says: “Till the end with Cayapas!”

Maria Cerro

María Cerro, Endocrinologst Doctor in Salamanca. From Extremadura. Lively and adventure spirit she will turn 32 years old in the Cayapas, celebrating life…”In evey momento I find amazing people and unforgetable places. I am sure in the Cayapas will be the same. Looking forward to it!”



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During the last visit of 10 Days to Cayapas River our wonderful Odontologist Team attended 300 patients, 250 of those children.

This time all communities we visited were Chachis. They attended in Sabalito, Arenal, Correinte Grande, Calle Mansa, Agua Blanca and Tigre.

Our Team helped the kids to undestand the importance to keep their teeth in good health in order to avoid more serious sicknesses.

The doctors describe the experience as POWERFUL (INTENSA)

I lusión (Excitement)

N iños (Children)

T rabajo (Work)

E speranza (Hope)

N ecesidad (Need)

S elva (Jungle)

A yuda (Help)

Because we have inside POWER whithin us in every visit and we never forget the intense canoa trips 🙂



Comments Off on El equipo de abril regresa con fuerza y mucho que contar…

El Equipo de Abril 2015 ya esta de regreso en sus casas y con el corazón lleno de nuevas experiencias que no hacen sino hacernos sentir orgullosos de nuestro trabajo.

Eva Hernandez, Vicepresidente Asociación Cayapa Pi Chulla Kumani, nos comparte estas palabras tras su vuelta a España: “Una salida más en el mes de abril 2015, un gran grupo de personas y profesionales, que han hecho una gran experiencia llena de alegrías y amor que será inolvidable… Una selva y río Cayapas que me siguen emocionando cada vez que estoy allí y que extraño a cada instante… Un equipo de contraparte (Luchito, Ramiro, Demetrio, Angel, Chato, Doña Susi..) que no tengo palabras para expresar su apoyo, su cariño que nos brindan y su pasión en el trabajo que hacen… una población Chachi que nos sigue sorprendiendo en cada instante y nos orgullece trabajar con y para ellos… Un pueblo de San Miguel que nos acoge como parte de su comunidad como uno más… La familia de Green Hause Araque que nos hacen sentir como parte de su familia… Un Sultan que es más que nuestro guardián… Por todo ello y por todos los detalles que me dejo… INFINITAS GRACIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!”



Comments Off on Seguimos dando las gracias…

Gracias públicamente a todos los que han participado en los pequeños y en los grandes gestos para que el equipo de abril se encuentre ahora mismo en una canoa, rumbo a San Miguel del Cayapas…a los que participan manteniendo activas las redes sociales, a los que desgranan la base de datos para llevarla en soporte informático, los que coordinan la salida, los que gestionan los contactos, los que organizan la farmacia, los que ponen toda su ilusión, y los que están todo el año manteniendo la salud en este rincón del mundo, GRACIAS A TODOS Y  ¡buena suerte equipo!.




Comments Off on Preparando la salida de Abril 2015…

Por primera vez, el equipo de AAC-CPK sale en abril en vez de en febrero a las comunidades del río Cayapas; síguenos a través de las redes sociales, y recuerda, si eres socio puedes contactar con nosotros para que te enviemos la memoria de actividades del pasado octubre…¡Nos movemos!



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