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Get Well Eduardo

The Ecuadorian people are really friendly and they love to serve.

One of our staff at Inn Land of the Sun… Eduardo proves this all the time. If he has served you… you know… his always ready smile and incredible desire to make you happy.

Now Eduardo is in the hospital.


Here I am with Eduardo at the hotel.

I am hoping you can help me put a smile on his face.  Not with money.  I am not asking for a donation.  We pay our staff really well and take care of them… so just an email will do.

One of the great joys in Ecuador are the wonderful people which is why we donated the hotel (years ago).   It is totally owned by a charitable foundation started by Joe Cox Esq., Joe Spano MD, Merri and myself.

See www.landofthesun.org

In our years of making donations down here, we have learned a lot about giving.

There are people here who are homeless and not totally competent. They need help and we feed them.

Many children need help and we have organized and funded a children’s lending library.  We have enjoyed 300 plus children, teenagers and campesinos all who have learned English free here at the hotel.

Then there are those who wish to work but cannot find employment. LOTS main goal is to create true employment. We run the hotel and employ a number of people plus fund free English courses and send free computers so locals can compete from Cotacachi in other markets with their computer skills.

All proceeds from the profits of the hotel go to programs such as feeding the poor, the library, teaching English and computer skills, providing scholarships (right now there are a dozen young people finishing their education in private schools, college and universities through LOTS) and creating employment.

WE DO NOT MAKE A PENNY FROM THE OPERATION OF THE HOTEL.  Everything goes to provide scholarships and jobs in Ecuador.

We also put the café to charitable use in other ways. We have one program working with the museum next door.  The curators of the museum bring in school classes and giving them a tour and lecture about history of Cotacachi.  These children get to experience all of the exhibits in the gorgeous former municipal palace. We then feed them lunch.

Many of these children have never eaten in restaurants before.

Here are some of the kids. They enjoy the education and the food!


and they have fun.


All this is made more wonderful by the genuine smiles of our food servers, Eduardo and Consuelo.


Since Eduardo is always giving us smiles, now that he is having a hard time in the hospital with a gastric problem we want to send him some smiles… so we say “Get Well Eduardo!”

I have asked Franklin to print this and take it to Eduardo. 

Please send your well wishes to Eduardo via Franklin at hotel.landofsun@gmail.com

He’ll take them along with our best wishes for a fast recovery.  I know a stack of  best wishes from the many he has served… just knowing how appreciated he is the best medicine he could ever have and deserves.

Thank you,