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Review for Ecuador Mi Pais, Springfield, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

THis organization brings together a once unconnected population together to develop something extraordinary. In a community filled with many nationalities and temporary residents it is difficult to feel a sense of community or count on the network. In addition to developing a sense of community this organization helps people come together over this connection to help others. I am a college student from Ecuador who was going through a difficult time adjusting to a new city without a familiar network or support base. The organization hosted a Colada Morada day at a local restaurant, through this event I participated in a cultural tradition and met other ecuadorians who provided helpful advice and stayed in touch. In this event they had a cooking demonstration and collected funds to help schools in ecuador. THey not only help improve the community by connecting people with a common national background, they also unite them in helping others. I think that Washington DC is better because there is an organization that represents and unites ecuadorians in all their interests. I would love to see them succeed and increase their impact.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

More in first statement. The Colada Morada event .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase outreach events and include a variety of these events available for different stages of life. For example, a happy hour, a picnic, or fanesca. I would love to have some sort of reunion or annual event and collaboration with the embassy.

Role:  Client Served & I attended their events .