Adopta Una Familia, Inc

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Shoreline chefs and fabulous home cooks will compete for your votes at the Taste of Latin America! Join us for a celebration of classic and emerging tastes from Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Carribean. Each ticket includes open bar for beer, wine, and Quattrros famous sangria. Tastings all included. Bring dollar bills to vote for your favorite tastes and crown the chef with the winning dish!

Bring your friends, family, and colleagues and make it a fabulous summer night out on the CT Shoreline. Surprises in store and music to enjoy. All proceeds go to Adopta una Familia, Inc. to support 2017 programs in housing construction, health, and education for deserving families and children. Learn more at
www.auf-ecuador.org.

Tickets are $40 and available in person at Quattros Italian Restaurant or
online through Eventbrite. Limited tickets available so get yours now!




20th Year Anniversary - 2018!

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Meet the participants of the first project in Guasmo Sur/Guayaquil, Ecuador.  In our wildest dreams we never thought we would be celebrating our 20th anniversary of continued work and friendship.  It is true, we are planning a anniversary celebration for July of 2018.  There will be a construction project July 5 - July 16, there will be a weekend celebration from July 12 - 16 and there will be an add on trip to the Galapagos from Monday July 16 -Friday July 20th.  Please plan your vacation around this exciting time and come and visit and see the great changes that have occurred in the last 20 years.  Many of the children you remember have graduated from high school and many have gone on to attend university study,  Itinerary and costs will be finalized by the end of the summer so keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page.




AUF, Inc.’s 2016 Annual Report Now Available

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Please share our successes and activities in our 2016 Annual Report which is available online here.




Diogenes Hurtado - El Hombre del Bombo
The Man with the Drum

October 16, 1933- April 24, 2014


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The entire AUF, Inc. community mourns today's passing of Diogenes Hurtado, one of the founders of Mi Cometa, our sister organization in Guasmo Sur. From the day he welcomed us on AUF's first trip to Guasmo in 1999, Diogenes worked tirelessly to improve standards of living in Guasmo Sur. El Hombre del Bombo, the Man with the Drum, he led the march for peace and justice . Diogenes was not only a leader in improving living standards in his community, but was also a natural healer and spiritual guide.

We give thanks for the life of Diogenes Hurtado. May he rest in peace.
Gracias a Dios para la vida de Diogenes Hurtado. Descansa en paz.

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Nació el 16 de octubre de 1933, estudió sólo dos años de escuela, pero su capacidad de aprendizaje es inagotable, la sastrería, carpintería, medicina natural. Es un guía espiritual religioso y consejero de las personas que se encuentran en malos caminos, con mala suerte.

Su vida ha sido correcta y limpia, ha procreado 20 hijos, de los que tiene ya nietos y bisnietos.
En su juventud, caminó por varios países y pueblos y parroquias de Colombia, integrándose en los sindicatos de empresa, donde tabajaba.

Por trabajo personal vino a Guayaquil y después de algunos años llegó al Guasmo Sur, como buen dirigente llegó a ser presidente del Comité Unidos para Vencer, conquistando a la gente para conseguir el relleno, el alumbrado eléctrico; en el barrio la gente lo estima mucho, reconoce su esfuerzo y seriedad por lo que recibe su apoyo. Durante ocho años ha recibido muchos diplomas y reconocimientos por su cooperación. Ha participado en talleres comunitarios y encuentros representando a Mi Cometa. Es el mensajero y miembro vocal (segundo). Dirigentes políticos le solicitan su participación en contiendas políticas pero no ha aceptado debido a sus convicciones de real servicio a la comunidad.

Sus deseos y aspiraciones son múltiples, pero su meta principal es luchar por la dotación de la sistema de alcantarillado para todos los sectores populares.

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Juntos Volamos - Together We Soar

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