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Comments Off on Introducing April 2017 Team

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!”



Comments Off on Almost ready for 2015 Visits!

The October 2015 Team is almost ready and excited to get to the Cayapas River. In less than two weeks, October 3rd is the date they will be traveling.

The itinerary to arrive to San Miguel is long and tired but the excitement to arriving helps not to feel the tiriness and lack of sleep.

Everything starts in Madrid, where the team will meet. This time we have people from Toulouse, La Palma, Salamanca, Málaga y Madrid.

Madrid-Quito, Quito-Otavalo, Otavalo-Borbón, Borbón-(and finally)San Miguel.  San Miguel is the base camp where the team will sleep and have the Central Pharmacy. From there they will leave every day to attend all the river’s communities.

We are also very proud to announce we’ve got a new agreement with Farmaceuticos Sin Fronteras and we have two pharmacist in our team. We are very excited with this new recruitment!

Of course we don’t want to forget our friends at Farmamundi whom always support us with medication.

To all Organizations, Partners and  Volunteers THANK YOU to make this happen once again.

Our dream continues 🙂




Comments Off on 2015 Annual Convention. Book the date!

On November 8th 2015 will take place the 2015 AAC-CPK Annual Convention for volunteers and collaborative partners.

We will be prevising more details soon. Meanwhile Book the date!!



Comments Off on Success in our August Visits!!


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 June 1st, Play in Barcelona to help Cayapas River!

We are very lucky to have the art. The art is support us in this beloved project.

As well as the photo exhibit in London, TOMORROW Jun 1st the Theater Stabile di Barcelona will be showing the Play “Il baldo valzer delle belle” to collect funds for our project in Cayapas River.

The funds will support the pharmacy and next visit to Cayapas River in October 2015.

Thank so much to the art for all gifts that help us to contiue working for Chachis Comminities at Cayapas River.