Project One Corner

Cheryl Reed started Project One Corner after witnessing the poverty into which some people were born and wondered how to help. She realized that sometimes it isn’t from lack of hard work that people can’t escape the poverty, but the lack of opportunities.  So her solution has been to change the circumstances of one person or family at a time, in one small corner of the world.  Cheryl gives ten percent of her earnings to help various people in her community.

The first recipient of Project One Corner was Cheryl’s farm hand’s son,  Freddy. She sponsored his college education so that he had the chance for a different life. He graduated in 2016 with a Degree as a National Tour Guide in Ecuador.

Carlos was the recipient of a donation from Project One Corner. Carlos works as a day worker cleaning pastures, putting up fences or other manual labor, but is often limited in the work he can get.  He now has a new motorcycle which allows him to accept more jobs. Alex was studying at the University and needed a laptop computer. Her step-father purchased a lap-top from the black market, but unfortunately after arriving back home, his family realized there was no actual computer inside.  Project One Corner bought her a brand new laptop.


Jim, Pete and JD, bloggers who co-hosted retreats in Ecuador, gave this family a new home!  Rather than accepting a speaking fee, they donated it to Project One Corner.  Elena and Simon lost their home to an earthquake.  They had no place to live with their seven children so they temporarily moved into this old chicken coop. Little by little, they were constructing their new house; but it was going to take a long time with the small salaries they earned.  With the money donated by the bloggers, we were able to complete the house for them. We installed windows and electricity, doors, wood ceilings, tile floors, and we finished the kitchen.  They now have a real home!!!

What else has Project One Corner done?

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Sponsored two local girls for their educational needs:  Supplying books, uniforms,
shoes, and paying for school transportation.

Provided a Platform Walker and Tub Bench for a woman to be independent at home after an illness.

Purchased a baby stroller for a young mother in Santa Elena, Ecuador.

Provided a foot brace for a patient in need in Texas.

Donated money towards hospital bills for a patient in need.

Purchased Soccer Uniforms for a Team in Nanegalito, Ecuador.

Provided Money for clothes for a young man starting a new job.

Donated chairs to a small Indigenous community for their Town Meetings.

Paid the Application fee paid for a person applying to a PHD Program.

Provided a Water tank for a school in Los Bancos, Ecuador.

Paid medical bills for a woman with nerve damage in her foot.

Contributed to the purchase of a motorcycle for two people to give them transportation to work.

Contributed money to support a man and his family while he recovered from a broken ankle. 

Added an extension on a house for a family of 13.

Contributed money to Crecer–an organization that provides OT services to children and adults in Ecuador.

Purchased English didactic materials to a local school.

Donated Three month’s salary to a father of 12 who was injured and couldn’t work.

Completed a house for a family who was living in a stable.

Sterilized four dogs.

Provide daily food for two dogs and a cat in the neighborhood.

Purchased a Industrial Stove Top for a person to sell food to the town’s people on the weekends.