Sep 13, 2007

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Jaime Mendoza To Visit VíaVienté Corporate

Jaime Mendoza, Vía’s Ambassador to Vilcabamba, will be making a rare trip to visit the Corporate Office the week of September 24. 

Be sure to be on Vía’s WorldWide Leadership Call Monday, September 24 to hear our special guest Jaime Mendoza talk about Vilcabamba and the Andes Children’s Foundation. Jaime will report on the impact that VíaVienté is having in the Vilcabamba Valley, especially for the children in support of their educational opportunities.

And on Tuesday, September 25, you will have the opportunity to ask Jaime your own questions about Vilcabamba on a special Conference Call in the afternoon. We will be sending out more information about that call in the next week.

Please email your questions for Jaime to Rebecca Rice at rrice@VíaVienté.com.

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Aug 23, 2007

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Jaime Mendoza Is Coming to the US!

Jaime Mendoza, VíaVienté’s representative in Vilcabamba, plans to visit Vía Corporate in Dallas, Texas, September 23 – 26. Everyone in Vilcabamba knows Jaime Mendoza.  He is the revered Ambassador of VíaVienté and the Andes Children’s Foundation.  When Jaime and his 20-year-old son Adrian visit the schools in the region, they are greeted like Rock Stars. 

Jaime is VíaVienté’s contact with the schools, continually surveying their needs and soliciting input from teachers and administrators concerning what the children need to enhance their education.  Along with Craig Keeland and ACF Trustee Terry Minke, Jaime ensures delivery of computers, copy machines, school supplies, uniforms, audio visual equipment and much more. 

Without Jaime Mendoza, VíaVienté’s educational outreach in Vilcabamba would be greatly limited.  Regarding the ACF’s work, Jaime likes to say, “We don’t give the children a fish.  We are teaching them to fish from the oceans of the world.”

Jaime will be a special guest on the WorldWide Leadership Call Monday, September 24.  If your team would like to set up a special call with Jaime while he is in town, please email Rebecca Rice at:  RRice@VíaVienté.com to set up a call.

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Oct 9, 2011

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Andes Children’s Foundation Mission Trip, part 4

The ACF 5th Mission Trip to Vilcabamba, Ecuador, was extremely successful. With visits to 11 total schools, 1125 students were impacted by the generosity of the ACF, its volunteers and its donors.

The gifts to these schools will improve the educational opportunities for all of these children and help them to become better prepared for a successful and happy future.

The balance of the short time I had remaining in Vilcabamba was spent revisiting the Madre Tierra Hotel, once owned by Jaime and his wife, Ginette and enjoying a hearty lunch before leaving for the airport in Loja and my return journey home. Memories as always remain behind and are carried with me back to America.

I want to extend a very special thank you to Cristina and Enrique Alvarez. Without their assistance and tireless efforts, this 5th Educational Mission Trip would not have been possible.

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Sep 19, 2011

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Andes Children’s Foundation Mission Trip, part 1

The Andes Children’s Foundation is near and dear to the hearts of all of us who are associated with ViaViente. Through the work of the ACF, we are making a huge difference in the lives of the children of Vilcabamba.

Last April, Terry Minke, ACF Co-Founder and Trustee, led the 5th Educational Mission Trip to Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The team visited 11 schools in the Vilcabamba Valley, delivering computers, digital cameras, setting up internet access and arranging for long-term maintenance on all computer equipment that had been donated to the Vilcabamba schools.

For the next 4 weeks, we’ll be giving you an in-depth update on that recent Andes Children’s Foundation Mission Trip. Here is Part 1 of Terry Minke’s report.

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May 24, 2011

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Andes Children’s Foundation Mission Trip April 2011

In April 2011, ACF Trustee and ViaViente consultant Terry Minke flew to Ecuador for the 2011 Andes Children’s Foundation Mission Trip. In Quito, he met up with Eva Mendoza (daughter of Jaime Mendoza) along with Christina and Enrique Alvarez, long-time friends of ViaViente and assistants in many ACF Missions. Christina Chaya, resident of Vilcabamba and the founder and director of the Vilcabamba Cultural Center, joined the group upon their arrival in Vilcabamba. The group was later joined by Ivan Macanachi, owner of VilcaNet IP Services in Vilcabamba and Larry and Laurie Miller of One World Vilcabamba.

The group’s mission was to deliver computers and educational support materials to the schools. The group visited 11 Vilcabamba schools in total and delivered the following materials:

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