Volunteer program

Hi everyone, hope you have a good day. From the University of Cuenca, some classmates and I are planning to do a website for volunteer programs, so we need to do some research of our target. If you can, please help us with this questionnaire that will be used, just for academic purposes.

Here is the survey: https://forms.gle/T6eumNjRfbbrXgVJA

Leslie Orellana


Good afternoon, I am addressing you with all due respect. I would like to ask a favor. If you could help me with children’s and adult clothes, since I have 3 babies: a 4-year-old, boy, and 2 girls, 8-years old and 12-years old. Whoever could help me, I would really appreciate it.

Happy afternoon,


City: Cuenca

6 on 6 Volleyball at Parque El Paraiso, Sunday at 11 AM – Free

You are invited to join an international group of dedicated 6 on 6 volleyball players on Sunday, July 10th from 11 AM to 1 PM. (Weather Permitting.)
The weekly games will be at Parque El Paraiso where the group began four years ago.
The net will be set up on the green space north of the bathrooms and concession stands and west of the lake.

Last Sunday we had a Rain Out, so everyone wants to get back on the court.
You are welcome to join in play or watch. You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set- Spike” volleyball) for updates.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Adi needs a permanent home

Adi is an 8-month-old German shepherd. She may be a mix, but looks like a shepherd. She was rescued by some nice people who nursed her to good health, but they could not keep her because they had a lot of rescues. I adopted her thinking that I could help, but having 2 dogs is a big challenge for me health wise and financially. Also, I think she needs more space.

She has had all her shots and has been spayed. She is very gentle and loves people and other dogs, but would also be a great guard dog. If interested or have any questions, please WhatsApp me at 09 088 7243 or email at bicoastalartcuenca@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time.

City: Cuenca

English teacher needed in Macas

Teach English at the edge of the Amazon! Unidad Educativa Particular Emanuel, in Macas, Ecuador, 5 hours from Cuenca, is searching for an English as a Foreign Language teacher to join us for the 2022-2023 school year beginning in August. This is a full-time position.

Must be willing to teach from the preschool to High School, Starter to B2 levels. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching English, ability to complete lesson plans and paperwork, effective use of technology and good organizational skills. Should have at least a B2 English level and a B2 certification should be submitted during the first year of hire.

As an Evangelical Christian School, we ask our staff to respect our mission and vision and be willing to teach Biblical values in the classroom. Please see https://emanuel.edu.ec/ for more information about our school. Please send your resume or questions to listed email.

Wendy Gutierrez: wgutierrez@emanuel.edu.ec .

City: Macas

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $300-$400.

Looking for a single person apartment for rent, minimum of a 2 BR apartment. Requirements: Balcony overlooking a river or scenic location, not a lot of traffic – dogs and noise, fairly close to a Tranvía stop, Elevator if it´s a building, no stairs, walk-in shower only, no bathtub, good location. Looking for long-term lease.

Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020. Call after: 8 AM.

Rowing machine wanted

Does anyone know where I can buy a rowing machine? (New or used)


Carol Winters: carolj1214@gmail.com 099 892 9064 WhatsApp. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Spanish classes with certified teachers

Want to learn Spanish? How about Ecuadorian culture? What about both? Sounds too good to be true? Walking Spanish Lessons could be the thing for you.

We offer individual or group classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students according to CFER (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Our program is created and managed by local teachers with International Certifications and several years of experience.
We offer you an immersive experience learning the language and culture by getting involved with the different spaces of our beautiful city.


Looking for a gently-used men’s jacket

I need to find a heavy-weight men’s jacket for a street vendor.

He is out in this cold weather trying to sell his wares to support his family.

He is further challenged with having had his lower-right leg amputated below the knee from a traffic accident.

Any help in where I can find an affordable used warm jacket for him would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Alice: mendellalice@gmail.com 098 752 9322 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

We have a large inventory of personal items as well as household furniture, beds, décor items, and much more. Come and browse for that special item for you or for a gift for that special someone in your life.

We are located at Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril, and are open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM.

We receive new, and barely used item every day so our stock items are always changing.

Brenda Webb: ironpony80@hotmail.com 098 459 3005 Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

$95 never used – Armani Code for women eau de parfum 2.5 Fl oz

Brought back 2 bottles of Armani Code for women eau de parfum
from the States, but can’t wear it. I’ve never used them.

Photos available upon request.

Email to set up a time to purchase.

1 Bottle $95 (obo)

Perfume: Gogokids_Expats@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Games for sale – great for practicing English

All in great condition complete with all instructions and pieces as purchased in the USA.

Scrabble, Monopoly, Jenga

All three $20 or $8 each

Email for pictures

Games: Gogokids_Expats@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Best place for craft beer in Cuenca

Come to the brewery and try our hand-crafted beer. We have plenty to choose from.

Beers: Rowdy Rabbit our low-carb beer, Jamaica, Maracuya, Pale Ale, Hoofta IPA, Amber, Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Don’t forget, we also have Doña Julita Café from Vilcabamba 3 styles in whole bean or ground.


The Rose Guy’s Special: 50 long-stem roses to the US

Today, The Rose Guy is going to make you the best offer he ever has for 50 long-stem roses delivered direct from our farms in Ecuador to any US address…

For the next 7 days you can order 50 (one color, long-stem roses) for a total cost of $78. The regular price is $105. A $27 discount. (Please note: This offer is only available for 50 fresh long-stem roses purchase).


Nvidia Quadro FX 5800 – high end video card

Benchmark – 1,253; 240 cores

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of
• Gaming
• Video editing/production: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve,


This card is super-fast & in excellent working order.

Price = $55 or best offer

Email for pictures

WhatsApp: 098 869 6283

TJ: soldmyacct@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Nvidia Quadro K4000 – high end video card

Benchmark – 2,706; 768 cores

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of
• Gaming
• Video editing/production: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve,


This card is super-fast & in excellent working order.

Price = $55 or best offer

WhatsApp: 098 869 6283

TJ: soldmyacct@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti- high end video card

Benchmark – 9,250; 2880 Cores; 928 Boost Clock (MHz)

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of
• Gaming
• Video editing/production: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve,


This card is super-fast and in excellent working order.

Price = $100 or best offer

WhatsApp: 098 869 6283

TJ: soldmyacct@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

150 DVDs for 50 bucks

Recently purchased here for $1 each
All English (subtitles Spanish)
All genres – Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama
Watched once

Buy all for 50 bucks OBO.

Email to arrange a time to get them.

Movies: Gogokids_Expats@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Fretlight guitar

If you are learning to play the guitar you may like this one. Fretlight 6 string. $75 cash

Michael McNabb: m.p.mcnabb@outlook.com 593 99 244 3993.

City: Cuenca

Nutritional yeast

Dear friends, We share some information about nutritional yeast:

This yeast is grown specifically to be used as a food product. It is used in cooking and has a cheesy, nutty or savory flavor.

To produce nutritional yeast, S. cerevisiae cells are grown for several days on a sugar-rich medium like molasses. The yeast is then deactivated with heat, harvested, washed, dried, crumbled and packaged for distribution.


From level 0 Spanish to upper-intermediate/advanced level in 10 months

Struggling with your Spanish? You can make big progress with a language in a short time. I can prove it. I did a Masters in Translation in 2005 and had to take an extra credit. The options were Greek, French law or Norwegian, Greek and the latter from scratch. Greek did not feel right. The French law professor was awful and the Norwegian teacher had great energy. Norwegian with zero knowledge was my choice. In fact, I was told that in 9 to 10 months I would have a good enough level to do a 4,000-word Norwegian to English translation for my thesis.


Full Moon – Women’s Circle

Are you looking for a space to connect with other women?

This circle is a safe space for those looking to connect to their divine feminine energy. We will talk astrology, tarot cards, Goddesses, yoga, and meditation. Come for an afternoon of tea, snacks, sharing, journaling, reflecting, and meditation. This circle is open to all women who would like to learn more about the moon cycles and how we can honor them through ceremony.

Cost: $10
Wednesday, July 13th from 2 to 4 PM

For more information or reservations please call or email.

Viejo Camino a Turi y Primero De Mayo

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

JEP English speaking team

In order to improve the service for our expat members and customers at Cooperativa JEP, we have created an English-speaking financial executives team.
The team is formed by:

– Yadira Marroquin 096 791 0987 email: mmarroquin@jep.coop
– Javier Carrión 096 903 1569 email: fcarrion@jep.coop
– Daniela Torres 098 492 7993 email: rdtorres@jep.coop
– Gabriela Delgado 098 444 2295 email: agdelgado@jep.coop

The institutional email to contact us is jepinvestments@jep.coop
No other bilingual person is working at Investments at JEP in Cuenca. Any doubt about JEP please ask us.

Mariscal Sucre and General Torres Street

Yadira Marroquin
096 791 0987

Home Health Care – nursing services

I take care of people of all ages, from infants to seniors. I work with your doctor and family to develop customized care plans so you can regain your health in the comfort of your home.

Nursing services:

• Medication Administration
• Intravenous Therapy
• Home Infusion Services
• Dressing Changes
• Ventilator Care
• Pain and Symptom Management
• Chronic Disease Management
• Serious Injury Care
• Post-Surgical Care

Call for an appointment.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Full body deep tissue massage – 90 minute session

This massage is an excellent technique for solving muscular problems and is especially suitable for people with contractures, lumbar discomfort, and stress.

The deep tissue massage works on specific areas of accumulated muscle tension in the body. Stress, bad postures, or intensive physical activity can cause contracted muscles and the best way to treat this is a good massage.


IV therapy to boost your energy and immune system

There are numerous benefits of IV vitamin therapy, some of which include boosting your energy levels, helping your immune system operate efficiently, and a quick way to consume high levels of vitamins that your body needs.

With IV vitamin therapy, you can experience an increased sense of wellness. Wellness includes not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.


Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Free steak & eggs (or other meal) at the Sunrise Cafe?

For every $50 you spend at CosasPrep in July, you will receive (upon asking at the time of the purchase) a $10 gift certificate to the Sunrise Café. There are so many great products at CosasPrep, it would be easy to earn a free meal!

From rechargeable batteries (that don’t need a charger) to power banks to backup lights to filtered water pitchers, there are plenty of items from which to choose.

Visit CosasPrep at our easy-to-find store just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon on Simon Bolivar.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca

Kent Mills

If you are looking for a professional painter…

If you are looking for a professional painter to refresh your home at affordable prices, then look no further. I’m a painter with 15-years’ experience in interior and exterior painting – walls, baseboard, frames, doors and windows. I’ll fix small walls and trim holes and cracks. No job too big or small. You provide the paint and I do the rest. I speak English/Spanish.

Ordonez Lazo, Cuenca

Luigi R

Professional English teacher/English editor

I taught English for twenty-five years in schools in the USA. I will tutor you/your child or edit for you. I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I am vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online.

We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, academic skills, or whatever you need. We can practice in social circles if you like.

If you need editing services, I will correct and/or develop your writing, academic or otherwise. I have edited novels, autobiographies, poetry, short stories, essays, and theses to name a few.

I work well with young children to graduate students.

My tutoring fee is $12 per hour.

My editing fee depends upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Friday and Saturday, Luvimar will be closed

Hello everybody. That’s right; unfortunately I’ll have to be closed Friday 8 and Saturday 9. I’ll be working again normally on Monday 11. Sorry about the inconvenience.

A small reminder that fish sauce and gochujang are back, kimchi is available. Also, medium-size shrimp and Canadian salmon are back.
Keep checking my website to see what’s back in stock.
Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
Website: https://www.luvimargourmet.com / Facebook & Instagram: luvimar.ec

Recommendation for Sisa Restaurant

Marvelous ice cream. Great venue. Huge success. I know these things. I’m Wes the Mentalist. And, a good place to park your bike after a major accident!

Address: Roto Puente on Tres de Noviembre

Contact information: 099 430 6408

Recommended by Wes Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

Recommendation for Monica Gonzaga, facilitator

It is always stressful dealing with legal issues in the States while living in another country. And it is especially stressful when you are doing it during a national strike. That didn’t stop Monica Gonzaga and her team from getting all that we needed to meet our deadline. We highly recommend Monica Gonzaga and her personal assistant, Marta, should you ever be in need of a facilitator.


Recommendation for Annie Paladines, massage therapist

I just had a most wonderful massage by Annie at my home. She brought her own massage table with a warming blanket (fantastic because we keep our bedrooms cold), she makes her own body oil, which had a lovely fragrance of mint. She has very strong hands since I like a firm pressure for my massage. I felt very relaxed afterwards and look forward to her next visit.

Address: Do not know since she comes to my home.

Contact information: 098 426 0054

Recommended by Evelyn McIntosh: 093 982 6216

Recommendation for Malu Cooper, competent facilitator

This is an endorsement for Malu Cooper as a very professional, knowledgeable, and kind facilitator. She’s proficient in English and a great translator. In fact when I first met her a couple years ago I thought she was from the States; however, is local and has deep connections in both the legal and medical fields, as well, is a Human Resource psychologist.

If you need assistance with legal, medical, visa, locating a home/condo, or just setting up utilities, paying bills, banking, insurance needs, or assistance finding things shopping don’t hesitate to give Malu a call.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 327 0180 and WhatsApp 1 (234) 360 4931

Recommended by Molly Riffe: bebe2009@mailfence.com

Muak Café Bakery and Pastries

Helloooo…. Good morning!
Hope you can have a wonderful day!!

Nothing better than some freshly brewed coffee to start! Besides that, we bring you not only delicious and tasty desserts but also, a great variety of salty options… For breakfast, lunch, brunch, snacks, homemade bread (spectacular)…

Chicken or Cuban sandwiches ($2-$2.50) Egg sandwich ($3.80), Pastry Puffs $2 (meat, chicken, apples, spinach & Cheese), Bolon, ($3) Motes ($3.50) pancakes ($3.50) Omelets ($3.50) homemade bread. Different types different prices (0.25- 0.40, 0.50- 0.75- $3) and of course, our special “Pink latte”.($3) Sugar & Coffee free, almond milk and beets 100% healthy. It’s a must! Also, Pink lemonade ($1.50), Brownie, Vanilla or Dulce de Leche Milkshakes ($4)… Brownie al Gelato, ($4) Chocolate Cake ($4), Carrot, Banana, Blueberry, Marbled Cakes ( $3)
Meat or Eggplant Lasagña+juice+bread+dessert ($4)… Cone Pizzas…from $2.50…and more and more!

So, what are you waiting for? Visit us or delivery today.

9 AM to 10 PM, Remigio Crespo Av and José Lozado across the Banco Internacional

Maria: muakcafebakery@gmail.com WhatsApp +593 97 890 8533

Cuenca Salmon – Buy 2, get 1 free

Buy any 2 of the sausages below and get a package of Smoked Black Forest Sausage free. This special offer is only valid for Thursday 7/7

Polish Kielbasa
New Orleans
Mama Mia Hot Italian
Irish Bangers
Polish Mountain


Specials of the week at Kolo

Hello Friends, we sincerely hope all is well in your live’s. We would like to let you know about this week’s specials…

Breakfast: Breakfast Migas” served with sausage, coffee, tea or fresh juice $6

Lunch : “Fish Tacos” served with aioli, pico and avocado, iced tea, lemonade or fresh juice $7.

Hope we get to see u soon.
Please share – always help!

July 7th, from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero 5-65 and Honorato Vazquez

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Sunday Turkey Dinner special at the Jazz Society Cafe

Place your order and make your reservations by Friday, 5 PM, July 8th.

For Sunday dine-in service our very own Rey Damasco will be serenading you with the best ballads of all time.

Sunday Turkey Dinner $20 per meal

Slow-Roasted Herb Turkey
white & dark meat
served with
Herb stuffing
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans in garlic walnut dressing
Cranberry Sauce
plus Pumpkin mini cheesecake

Our regular menu also available


Zarza brewing, 25% off all burgers, Thursday

This Thursday enjoy 25% off any of our amazing burgers. All are topped with our own sourdough bread, homemade bacon if you choose, avocado smoked pulled pork, and more.

Thursday, July 7, Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra

Gregory: ggedeon@zarzabrewing.com

English language worship, Sunday afternoon

Come see and taste.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

Visitors will experience Christ-centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.


Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Longe this July the 8th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution

July 8th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Herbert Ullauri: 099 998 7932

The Jim Gala Quartet this Saturday, 9th of July

The Jim Gala Quartet
Jim Gala (piano)
Christian Torres (bass)
Freddy Abad (drums)
Mariangel Mundaray (vocals)
Great Jazz & delicious food—don’t miss this world-class Jazz Quartet!

Saturday 7 — 10 PM, 9th of July, $5 donation for the musicians, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Deborah Dahili: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com
Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Renato Albornoz, live music at La Guarida

Due to the strike, we haven’t been able to schedule live music at La Guarida. We are happy to change that and are honored to have:

Renato Albornoz
in an intimate dinner-concert.

Thursday, July 7th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission: $6
Reservations with dinner are required
Limited capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

Tango, boleros and much more will be highlighted in this musical experience with one of the finest guitarists Cuenca has. Renato will take us on a tour of different Latin American melodies, genres while showing his skills on the guitar. A perfect dinner-concert to enjoy with friends and loved ones.

Don’t miss this unique and intimate experience.

La Guarida is located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A short Tranvia ride to La Cuadra Station.

July 7th, from 6 to 10 PM, $6, Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Master Class: acrylic painting

Learn the basic of composition, sketching, mixing colors and painting with acrylic from Master painter, Alberto Soriano.

Alberto has been painting for over 40 years and his ability to express himself on the canvas are second to none. He is a renowned South American artist and he has had numerous exhibitions in various countries.

In this master class, you have the opportunity to truly learn from a great artist! Not only is Alberto a phenomenal artist, he’s also a great teacher and wonderful human being.

This class consists of 8, 3-hour classes, totaling 24 hours of hands-on training. All materials are supplied and the classes are held at the creative center idiomART. idiomART is located in a colonial home in el Centro (old town) Cuenca along the tram line.

In every way, this truly is a master class.

To sign up and for more information, please contact Sarah HB at: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Tuesdays and Thursday from 2 – 5 PM; Starts July 19 and ends August 11, $240, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

“Nomada” art exhibition – Artist Gonzalo Goyo

Gonzalo Goyo is an outstanding painter from San Antonio de Ibarra and you may have seen his work on social media and other galleries throughout Ecuador. We are so excited to have him come to Cuenca and show his work entitled, “Nomada” at idiomART. It’s a collection of abstract and figurative art that is an explosion of color. Each piece draws you in, inviting you to take a nomadic journey.

The opening is July 13 and the exhibition will run through August.

We hope to see you at the opening. Supporting artists and the arts is very rewarding and coming to the opening is a great way to not only see the art before it’s sold, but you also get the chance to meet with the artist!

For more information, contact us at: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

The opening for his show is Wednesday, July 13 from 6 – 8 PM, free, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Our unique profiteroles at Common Grounds

We are glad to announce that this coming Saturday, 9th of July, “Naná 1001 Deleites” will be back at Common Grounds Gran Feria. But more than that… we’ll be back with a new product we are sure you will love just as we do: our unique and delightful profiterole filled with lemon pastry cream covered with white chocolate. This new product is added to our catalogue of exquisite pastries you already got to know… And if not, it is time do it! See you there.

July 9th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, From $1,50, Common Grounds, Unidad Nacional y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Maria Elisa Espinosa: nana1001deleites@gmail.com 099 619 1208

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream; the kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors! Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat. What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.


Attention opera and ballet lovers. Friday, July 15 at 8:30 PM

One night only.

For the first time in Cuenca. Classical ballet and opera in the same performance. Repertoire includes excerpts from favorite operas Aida and Carmen, plus classic ballet from Swan Lake and Don Quixote.

Performance at the beautiful Carlos Cueva Tamariz (on the campus of the University of Cuenca). Tickets are selling fast.

Reserve your seats today. From $40.

Phone: 099 191 5002

Friday, July 15 at 8:30 PM, $40, Carlos Cueva Tamariz (on the campus of the University of Cuenca), Cuenca.