A win for the Children, the Planet, and the Future

The Cuenca Soup Kitchen’s August newsletter details our continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community. Text below:

A Win for the Children, the Planet, and the Future:

Your generous donations to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen’s April diaper drive are providing children with eco-friendly Gelwear diapers that will last for years. Their parents receive training in the care and cleaning of these diapers.

Gelwear was founded by four students from Yachay Tech University, whose goal was to reduce the ecological impact caused by disposable diapers.


A little frustrated?

Living in a foreign country can be isolating and frustrating. Not knowing the language, the customs, missing friends or family can add to that. Hogar de Esperanza’s next information session, Connecting & Communicating will give you tips and information that will make living here a little bit easier and fun.

We will be providing more information about this session later, but for now if you have a group, organization, social activity that you would like us to include in our information package, go ahead and send us your info, we gladly help promote your group in our next info session.

Our monthly expat information session for new-comers and old-timers seeks to provide information about living in Ecuador. If you have topics you wish us to cover, please contact us. Thank you for supporting projects of Hogar de Esperanza. To donate to our work, you can do so at: https://www.givingway.com/donate/fundacion-hogar-de-esperanza

Jeenner Angulo: events@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Please help

Hello, my name is Lupe, I am looking for help adopting a female dog, she is a year and half old; she is living in a little park next to Colegio Borja since 3 weeks, because somebody came to throw her there.

She is sterilized and ready to go. Please don’t let her go back to the park. I can transport her wherever you want.

I live in front of the park.

Lupe Moscoso: lulu_ms1978@yahoo.com 098 311 1659. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

This is big…Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs on Sat. August 7.

There will be several vendors and we expect a great turnout of customers. (The required health precautions will be implemented.) The feria will be held at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolívar. There is a large room in the back of our store with many tables.

Credit cards will be accepted for sales from all vendors. Driving? There is a parking garage across the street. Vendors: Sorry – we are sold out of tables.

See the list of vendors below.

Look for future ferias at the same location the first Saturday of every month. Let’s celebrate our entrepreneurs with great local food and great local products.

Saturday August 7, 10 AM to 3 PM, Free, Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estévez de Toral, Cuenca.

Kent Mills: info@cosasprep.com

Doterra essential oils at CosasPrep

Do you want to change your medicine cabinet for something natural and also lower the toxic load of your daily routine? If yes, you are in the right place. Visit us,

Saturday, August 7th., 2021. Simon Bolívar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral. 10 AM – 3 PM

Lourdes: Lourdesalvarezl@hotmail.com 099 801 1740

The NYC Jazz Quintet, Saturday, August 7th 6 — 10 PM

The Jazz Society Café 6 — 10 PM (No cover charge)
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com Phone: 093 934 2714


“I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic, yet I have never heard such a transformative, unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put, he’s a true musical genius. Jim expresses fully the beauty, humanity and poignancy of the classic songs he chooses to play. He goes to a depth few musicians ever go.” —Bill Scott, Broadway arranger, composer

“The very best of the world jazz scene!” —Aryam Hernandez

“The world is a better place because of Jim Gala and his beautiful music.” —James Hill, Hollywood film composer

Paco’s Blues La Yunta tonight, please make reservations

Yup, Roxy is back singing.

Please make reservations so that La Yunta can arrange tables. Parties of three or more are encouraged to ensure that there are enough tables for everyone.

For reservations: Email us a reservation request (please include your name and the names of any additional guests) to pacosbluesband@gmail.com


Send us a Facebook message with your name and the names of any additional guests by going to the “Paco’s Blues” Facebook page and clicking on the Send Message button at the top of the page.

7 PM till later on.

$5 cover.

It’s gonna be a great night… looking forward to seeing you there.

Friday, August 6th, from 7 PM till later on, $5, La Yunta Restaurante: 1 de Mayo between Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues

You cannot miss this Fair; August 3

Come this Saturday, August 3 to the CosasPrep Entrepreneurs Fair to enjoy the exotic flavors of the Pránica Smoothies. Taste the regeneration power and energization power of the dates, walnuts, coconut milk, spinach, ginger and much more.

Our Smoothies Pranic:

>> Dates Delight <<
>> Green Inspiration <<
>> Orange Glow <<

We are waiting for you to share a Saturday of flavors.
See you at the Fair.

August 3, from 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Simón Bolívar 13-49 and Estévez de Toral, Cuenca.

Harold Arcos: pranica.smoothie@gmail.com 096 261 1737 / 096 279 2117

Last breakfast and happy hour before the break

La Guarida will be taking a 3-week break beginning on Saturday. Come join us for our last day of work. We’ll be open from 9 AM to 5 PM. In the morning, we’ll be offering breakfast/brunch and after that we’ll have 2×1 drinks and snacks and quick bites all afternoon.

Join us. We would love to have you.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. Tel. 099 806 8071. Take the Tranvia and get off at La Cuadra Station.

August 6th, from 9 AM to 5 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com

Freya artisanal skin-care products at CosasPrep

Exquisite artisanal soaps with natural ingredients. A special detail for your personal care, full of magic for your skin and emotional state. The ideal gift for someone special or even yourself.

At Freya we have right what you need. Our product line is made with 100% natural ingredients that bring light, freshness and nutrients to your skin.

Some details about our soaps:

* Made with natural ingredients
* Made without artificial coloring or parabens which can cause allergies
* Friendly with the environment
* We use essential oils that bring vitamins and incomparable scents
* Clean and relaxing feeling after each use

Saturday, August 7th., 10 AM – 3 PM, free, Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Lourdes Alvarez: +593 99 801 1740. Call after: 9 AM

August 7th. From 10 AM to 3 PM, $4,50, Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.


Looking for dry firewood

I am looking for dry firewood for my outdoor bread oven. I prefer oak or cherry, but am open to other types as well.

Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Super-large dog crate

Anyone have a super-large dog crate, suitable for a German Shepherd or St Bernard that I could take off their hands? Prefer the foldable wire type with the removable bottom tray. Thanks a lot.

Heather: hgcnyc@gmail.com 099 577 7459. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 1 bedroom, furnished apartment for rent in Guayaquil, $250-$275, Must allow pets.

Thinking about moving back to SA, been told Ecuador is the place. Any advice?

Want a place before I move there; must be fully furnished, would like to acquire a kitty and a doggie when I get there. I am partially disabled so facilities should be nearby.

Carla Ivey: c.ivey118@gmail.com

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc. When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, baby sit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me. My name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years.

I have excellent references available for you to contact, I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help.

Laura Guaman: gabrielanaula12@gmail.com 099 335 2819. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Sponsor a Tree; Save.bio conference

Save.bio project http://save.bio/
Sponsor a Tree in Cuenca, Conference on socialization with Biologist Gustavo Morejón.

Saturday, August 7th at 11 AM
Kolo Restaurant & Bakery
Luis Cordero 5-65 between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vasquez.

Hope you can join us for this socialization conference.

Reservations please. All safety bio protocols followed with social distancing.

It will be in the Salon at Kolo. Have a great week.
Info: ecuadortripsfromcuenca@gmail.com

WhatsApp# 099 524 6166 Save.bio Project http://save.bio/

Luis Cordero 5-65

Martin Avila

099 524 6166

Cuenca consignments is open today

Happy Friday, Happy August.
Cuenca Consignments is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5
Pick a golf ball and get a great discount.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun! Katherine Hepburn

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

We carry out all services in carpentry

– Home furniture
– kitchens
– closets
– tables
– wardrobes
– desks
– nightstands
– modern shelves
– different movable shelves
– kitchen islands
– room sets
– dining room furniture,
– sofa beds

We make the design that you like similar to your photo: apartment furniture, filing cabinets with insurance. We upholster your furniture. We restore and recover your furniture.

Cuenca Centro


Free manicure or pedicure from Armando

Through Saturday, August 7, choose either a free manicure or free pedicure to complete this package.

Color, highlights, haircut, and deep treatment: $55

This offer is available by appointment only, and the manicure or pedicure must be used at the time of the hair service. Appointments are available seven days a week from 9 AM – 6 PM.

Freshen up your current look or go a daring new direction. Regardless of what you want to do, Armando can make it happen.

Camino al Tejar between Sarar y Duco

Armando Sojo
098 385 7531

Covid – testing $24.99

Covid-19 testing at your home.
You want to travel?
Do you already know where to get tested for Covid-19?

Hello, my name is Dr. Geovanny León. In my medical center, I can help you take the Covid test to travel or for diagnosis.

Option # 1 Antigens Nasopharyngeal Swabbing Test:
Sample: nasopharynx.
Results: 15 minutes.
Brand: Abbott.
Effectiveness: 97%
price in my medical center: $24.99.
At your home $29.99

Option # 2 RT-PCR test
sample: nasopharynx and tonsil, results: 24 hours after taking your sample. (Agreement with Hospital Del Rio)
Effectiveness: 99%.
Price: $44.99.
At your home $49.99

MegaSalud Centro Médico
Dr. Geovanny León
Av Loja y Nicolás de Rocha
WhatsApp 097 934 8276
Facebook or instagram: MegaSalud Ecuador
Mail: elgeova22@gmail.com

Geovaleon: elgeova22@gmail.com 097 934 8276.

City: Cuenca

Handmade notebooks

Hi everyone, i want to say thank you to all who buy a notebook. I’m so happy to know you liked my product. I made this with love and I’m so excited about this; I just haven’t words to describe.

I’m back with some cute models. I’m ready to do more cute / practical notebooks for you. You can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs.

My notebooks are made with love and dedication. I bind every notebook with 100, 150 or 200 sheets, you can choose between 75g or 120g sheets, print with lines, points even sheets for write music or just white.


Size A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inches)
A5 – 100 sheets: $10
A5 – 150 sheets: $13
A5 – 200 sheets: $17

Or the little ones in 4.1 x 5.8 inches
50 sheets: $5
100 sheets: $7
150 sheets: $10

Drawing blocks. White sheets and cover spiral, comfortable and cute.

Drawing blocks A4 (8.3 x 11.4 inches)
50 sheets: $10
100 sheets: $13

I have several models. You can ask for my available prints. Support small entrepreneurs with big dreams, and local business. We have home delivery, free in the center of Cuenca. I also do spiral notebooks.

Mishelle: venomouspinknotebooks@gmail.com 096 906 4745.

City: Cuenca

Dog and cat food, highest quality gourmet food, free deliveries

At Daisy’s Pet Food we prepare super healthy, gourmet, highest quality cooked and raw food for cats and dogs. We also have the best dog treats around. Free deliveries in Cuenca Central with no minimum order requirement. See our website for all of our recipes, with pictures and pricing http://www.daisypetfood.com

Hayley: daisypetfood@gmail.com 098 581 3770.

City: Cuenca

Great entrepreneur’s fair: Recycling with decoupage

Recycling with decoupage with Zaida Moscoso

We invite you to the Cosas Prep entrepreneur fair

On Saturday, August 7, at Calle Bolivar 13-49 and Estevez de Toral

You can find recycled bottles, cans and CDs with decoupage

Zaida Moscoso: zaidasabinam@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Fridge for sale

Indurama stainless steel fridge for sale. dimensions 2′ deep x 29″ wide x 67″ tall. Great condition, works perfectly. Just needed bigger one.
Email for pics if interested.

Debbie: story.debbie@outlook.com .

City: Cuenca

Recliners for sale, electric and mechanics

At JDs Muebles we have a unique range of high-quality recliner sofas; offering the ultimate in comfort, style and support. Our recliner sofas come with easy-to-use reclining systems and are available in a choice of luxury fabrics, textures, colors. With recliner options on sofa chairs, 1-seater sofas to 2-seater sofas and also a different variety of sofas, you can be sure to find a recliner that is perfectly suited to your personal style and décor.

JD’s Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional
098 706 9136

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Dinning tables for sale

4 chairs
6 chairs
8 chairs

Come and visit us. We have good prices and when you buy, we deliver wherever you are.

21-111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Washer for sale, LG, Whirlpool

Used, like new
17 and 18 kgs
21-111 Gran cColombia and Unidad Nacional

098 706 9136

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Giovanna Rivera Cooperativa CREA, Banking

I have had a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Giovanna to open a CD. She speaks very good English and explains the process so it’s easy to understand. CREA has been doing business for almost 60 years and offer a great interest rate. You can have an ATM debit card, on line access and personal services. If you are looking to open a CD, make sure to contact her.

Contact information
privera@crea.fin.ec / giovannap05@hotmail.com
Whatsapp Telegram 098 424 4668

Address: Huayna Capac Branch / Jaime Roldos St. And Huayna Capac Av

Contact information: privera@crea.fin.ec

Recommended by Brian Hitsky: 093 944 5413

Nunkui Store Gallery thanks you for your support and goodwill

Thank you very much to all who have been present this week. Their calls, emails, visits to the store, have shown their solidarity and empathy with our project. We are very happy to feel that goodwill, especially to the community of foreigners living in Cuenca, from all of us who make Nunkui, in 18 indigenous communities of 5 Amazonian nationalities (Shuar, Achuar, Kichwa, Waorani and Andoa), and more than 90 artisans, thank you very much.

We also want to inform you that we will maintain the beef delivery service. The beef that you already know is chemical-free and comes from sustainable production projects. You can communicate and place your order in advance, by email or WhatsApp and we will do the home delivery without surcharge.

We also invite you to visit our website, where you can learn about the Nunkui project and visit our online store.



Paul Will be at the shop Friday at the afternoon and Saturday.

We will be with the store open on Friday, August 6, from 10 AM to 1 PM and from 2:30 to 6 PM. And on Saturday we will attend from 9:30 AM to 1 PM., “Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 y Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez: psanchezregion6@gmail.com 099 586 7670 WhatsApp

Design your menu with us by Nathaly Vivas

We are Nathaly and Ederick, International chefs. We want to tell you about our new weekly food service.

Our idea is to simplify your life with gourmet meals adapted to your needs, which you can have ready in the fridge to consume. We adapt to many types of diet with dietary restrictions. Write us and we will prepare a special menu for you.

Menu example:

– Toscana chicken noodles (2 servings)
– Chicken curry with vegetables, rice or quinoa (2 servings)
– Sour and sweet pork with veggie spring rolls (2 servings)
– beef bourguignon with mashed potatoes and vegetables (2 servings)
– chicken limon soup (1 liter)
– carrot cake

The price of this menu is $70, a total of 12 meals plus 1 medium-size dessert (if you wish salmon or corvina It would raise the price a bit).

Free delivery (for a maximum distance of $2.50)

Eat delicious be happy.

Everyday make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and benigno malo

Nathaly Vivas: nathaly116vivas@gmail.com 098 770 7372

Yummy chunk cookies and brownies

This is one of our sweet box options…

1. 2 brownies + 6 lemon or chunk cookies. $8
2. 4 brownies + 6 lemon or chunk cookies $12
3. 6 brownies + 6 chunk cookies +3 lemon cookies $18


Every day make your orders 24 hours before. Pickup or delivery. I live in Downtown, Benigno Malo.

Cheesecake and Crumble: orders.cheesecakeandcrumble@gmail.com 098 770 7372

International bakery. sourdough breads

The international bakery offers you panels of excellent quality, flavor without chemicals made in a wood oven, 100% natural. We offer you white breads, whole grains, turmeric, cocoa, among others.

We also offer home delivery service with minimal delivery cost. We will wait for you.

August 6th, from 9 AM to 6 PM. We are located in the great Colombia and apple trees in front of the Caja cooperative (We are also located in Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva)

Gabriel Quito: 099 222 5344

Cuenca Salmon – 3 new products and Saturday samplings

Now you can find the best porkchops in Cuenca. Each porkchop can feed two people plus

* Maracuya Chili Chutney
* Garlic Chili OIl

You can sample our new sausages on Saturday. Our tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta We are open Monday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Watch our new movie https://youtu.be/f42quLJW0WM
Can’t come to the Tienda. Shop our website 24 hours a day.
www. cuencasalmon.com

Friday 8/6, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Pastrami, turkey breast and more on sale this Friday at La Karlota

The August 10 holiday is near, so we got a big sale in our:

– Artisan smoked pastrami ($10/pound)
– Baked turkey breast ($9.50/pound)
– Smoked turkey drumsticks ($8/pound)

– Pastrami (pay 3 get 4)
– Turkey (pay 3 get 4)

We also do deliveries.

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground lamb)
– Turkey (Breast raw or baked, bacon, ham)
– Organic eggs from a happy hen’s farm (free range hens)
– Sausages
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

If you have trouble with our address, please try “La Karlota Delicatessen” in Google maps

P.S. Next Monday (August 9) La Karlota will be closed. We will be back on Tuesday 10. with our regular business hours.

Friday, August 6th, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Remigio Crespo 13-33 (near Batan Shopping, right across Cemacons)

Erik Feican: lakarlotadeli@gmail.com 099 299 0224

Elsie’s carrot cake from DEFY

About 10 years ago I was given a carrot cake recipe from a Canadian friend named Elsie. I’ve tried other versions, but this one is the best. A “slab” (8 square pieces) comes frozen in a plastic refundable container. It’s super moist and yummy, made with sweet organic carrots and topped with cream cheese icing. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with this “healthy treat”

DEFY continues to make organic, vegetarian, gourmet soups and desserts. They’re conveniently frozen, so you can enjoy your treats whenever your heart desires. Greek yogurt is now available as well.

We have 384 variations of sourdough bread, even sliced if you want.

We also have Melody of Plants plant-based world class personal and home care products and Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt (absolutely the best on the planet). This yogurt has 250 billion live cultures in a 1-liter bottle and 13 different identified bacterial strains. And it comes in 14 great flavors.

Browse our website and treat yourself to some gourmet delights. Check out our Facebook Page: Defy for Life.

Delivery is by bicycle and free for orders $25 and over.

The weekly order cut-off is at noon on Wednesday with deliveries on Friday and Saturday.

We’re looking forward to treating you and Planet Earth, with dignity.

Wednesday, August 11th at noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: david1@defyforlife.com 098 498 3562 http://www.defyforlife.com

Butter, fresh blueberries and organic products

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6
1 lb organic raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4
500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
0.5lb Bee Pollen $7
1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $10: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver.


Visit us:

Follow us:

Google Maps:

098 146 0912

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery / pick up

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee

Free range organic eggs

We offer free range organic eggs. Very good quality.

1 egg – $0.30

Place your order. For purchases over $15: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver.


Visit us:

Follow us:

Google Maps:

Only WhatsApp (no messages / no calls):
098 146 0912

If you don’t WhatsApp, don’t worry. Write us at:

7 AM to 7 PM, Only Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Instagram Qorighee

Pei’s pot stickers

Hi friends in Cuenca, I am Pei. I still sell my delicious food. If you want to try traditional Chinese food. Please contact me.

This is the menu:


pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp and pork • $7
vegetable • $5
Beef • $6

hand-made noodles