Ecuador Partnership Committee

Rev. P. Jerry Bennett

Jane Bonaldi

Arnold Franke

Roseanne Franke

Amanda Harvell

Carla Micheletto

Lee-Allison Wilson, Chair

Lisa's Angels - The Ecuador Child Care Project

On December 28, 2007, Lisa Franke-Haida, a member of Belleville St. Paul UCC, passed away after a brief illness.  Lisa and her two sons, Brian and Tyler, had traveled with the 2006 Ecuador Habitat team to  build two homes in Catamayo, Ecuador.  That experience sparked in Lisa a great enthusiasm for the Ecuador Partnership and a deep love for the people she met there. Learn more...

Advent/St. Nicholas Church

The Advent/St. Nicholas Church in Quito, Ecuador (an English-speaking Anglican/Lutheran congregation) has been at the heart of the Illinois South Conference Ecuador Partnership since the very first exploratory trip in 1999.  Learn more...


Our partner FEDICE works to liberate the indigenous women high in the Andes Mountains.  Life is hard here, and to eke out a living entails constant hardship.   Learn more...

Chuquiragua Club Kiwanis

Through the Chuquiragua Club in Quito, Ecuador the Illinois South Conference  provides scholarships for young women to attend high school.  Many believe that the future of the indigenous people in Ecuador depends on its women.  Learn more...

Habitat for Humanity - Ecuador

An agreement was established between the Ecuador Partnership and Habitat for Humanity International to build ten houses in Ecuador during a period of five years.  Learn more...

The Center for Integrated Family Services

The Centro Integral de la Familia (Center for Integrated Family Services- CIF) has as its principal goal mental health and emotional services from a systemic or relational point of view, to families and the individuals and couples which form them. Learn more...