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Earthquake relief for Nicola and family in Ecuador

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Christine Maskell for "Nicola Mears, Dario Proano, Raphael & Florence"

  • $21,277.00 donated
  • 70 generous donors

Nicola and family live close to the epicentre of the Ecuador earthquakes. While unhurt, they need help to recover from this disaster.

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International Disasters Family Support

Nicola, originally from Christchurch, has lived in Ecuador for the last 25 years with her husband Dario and now four year old twins Florence and Raphael. They live on a farm close to the epicentre of the recent Ecuador earthquakes. While uninjured, they are now surrounded by devastation, their farm is damaged, local towns destroyed and surrounding infrastructure damaged. Right now it’s not clear whether they will have easy access to food and necessities. The loss of infrastructure is going to make it very difficult to even travel to where there may be supplies.

We are really concerned for them, both in terms of their short term safety but also as to what they will do in the years to come. Nicola and Dario’s organic farm and education centre survives from tourism. With their buildings damaged, and the inevitable loss of tourism to the whole area, their future is very uncertain.

We are trying to raise money for whatever comes next, whether that is to ensure they have what they need in the coming months, money to rebuild the farm or funds to help them return home to New Zealand if they need to and start afresh.

Page created by:

Christine Maskell


We, as Nicola's family and friends, are very concerned for her and the family's well being and want to do anything we can to help.

All funds raised benefit:

Nicola Mears, Dario Proano, Raphael & Florence

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Christine Maskell on behalf of Nicola Mears, Dario Proano, Raphael & Florence.

  • $21,277.00 donated
  • 70 generous donors

$21,277 donated

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This cause page was created on 21 Apr 2016 and closed at 12:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Aug 2016.

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