Guidance for SSA “Proof of Life” form filing

Help! Can anyone give me updated information about filing this? If I understand correctly, since we don’t have mail service, it can be filed with the office in Santo Domingo, but I can’t seem to get any information from them.

Thanks in advance,

Reid Tanner

Beautiful husky mix, looking for a loving home

Matilda is a sweet 8-year-old husky mix that needs a new home. Her owners have to return to the US and can’t take her. She is very sweet, spayed, and well-behaved. She has about 70 percent vision loss but it doesn’t stop her.

If you are interested in meeting her or have any questions, please call Paola at 098 672 2197. Paola speaks English.

Kathy Keel: .

City: Cuenca

Voiceover casting call! All ages, native English

Rebel Music Studio is currently holding a casting call for native English speakers of all ages. If you or your child are in the Cuenca area and would like to audition for a voiceover role, please call the number provided to schedule your session!

This is a fun way to earn some extra spending money. Retirees, digital nomads, students and children encouraged to tryout. Please note that this casting call applies to Native English speakers only. While we often require Native Speakers of Spanish and other languages, we are currently at capacity for those roles.

Castings will be held Nov. 21 – 30, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Series recording begins January 5th.

Cayetano Valles: 099 404 0439. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Healthy and delicious bread; free home delivery

We offer our homemade delicious breads with completely free delivery Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Wholemeal sourdough rye bread with flaxseed, chia, oatmeal, and sesame.
Homemade wheat bread.
Homemade wheat low-salt bread with delicious spices.

All of our products are absolutely healthy, without added sugars, fats, or chemicals.

Order by WhatsApp at 099 857 5290

Jorge: 99 857 5290

City: Cuenca

High profit business opportunity

Large collection of decorative items from all over Asia for resale (wholesale or retail). Includes glassware from India, assorted textiles, colorful paper parasols, candle holders from the Philippines and Indonesia, and too much more to list.

Due to a change of circumstances, I am willing to sell this collection for a fraction of even its wholesale value. Everything is new, boxed and in safe storage. To see examples of merchandise, please visit Luna Azul Cuenca on Facebook. Note buddhas, and carved wooden objects not part of sale.

Kristin: +1 802 579 8517

City: Cuenca

LG diswasher with QuadWash™ and TrueSteam

Top Control Smart wi-fi enabled dishwasher with QuadWash™ and TrueSteam®

Clean, and Reduce Water Spots:
LG TrueSteam® uses the power of steam to penetrate food residue and help eliminate water spots by up to 60%*.

Get a spotless clean the first time.
LG’s exclusive QuadWash™ technology gets dishes clean the first time. With four spray arms instead of just two, QuadWash™ uses Multi-Motion arms that rotate back and forth while spinning to power-clean dishes from multiple angles throughout the entire cycle.

Simplify your life, streamline your kitchen and get spotless, sparkling dishes. LG’s sleek, powerful dishwashers feature innovative technology and stylish designs — for faster cleanup and a look you’ll love.

Boasting top control and front control designs, LG dishwashers will blend seamlessly into your space. Of course, with a wide range of features they’ll also do an incredible job of cleaning your delicate dishware, sturdy cookware and everything in between. Discover just a few of the options available:


Queen duvet, sale or trade?

Very nice beige Queen Duvet for sale for $55 or will trade or swap for large skillet or 4K Firestick.

Photo available on WhatsApp: 095 895 3056
or email:

Thank you.

Boyd Garbutt

City: Cuenca

Snowing Christmas tree

5.5 ft high, brand-new, colors: green with green umbrella, green with red umbrella and green with blue umbrella; led lights included, decoration include, you can regulate the snow intensity, 25 songs.


City: Cuenca

Investments Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito 23 de Julio

My name is Marco León and I work in the investment area of the 23 de Julio Savings and Credit Cooperative. I can help you with information and services related to accounts, investments, certificates of deposit, ATM cards, online banking, etc.

Our Cooperative has more than 57 years in the financial market and is one of the largest Cooperatives in Ecuador. For the opening of our new office, we have preferential rates of up to 10.25% per year on certificates of deposit or investments.

If you need more information, I will be happy to help you. I work in Cuenca Totoracocha Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril. You can contact me by phone or email.

Our risk rating in the financial system is AA-

Address: Totoracocha, Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril.
Marco Leon
Cel: 099 291 3161

City: Cuenca

Korg B2N with concert piano case, $700 (negotiable)

The B2N features an 88-note keyboard that has Korg’s Natural Touch action. This might remind you of a slightly lighter version of an acoustic piano feel, but definitely heavier than a synth action. An interesting feature of this construction is that it mimics the piano’s varying weight, depending on the register. Comes with concert piano case.

David Nelson:

City: Cuenca

Christmas gift

Porcelain hand-made doll 72 cm

$60 negotiable

Danielle Elatri: 096 740 3685

City: Cuenca

I am your personal assistant

I would like to offer my services as a personal assistant. I’m Fabian. I speak intermediate English and good Spanish. Used to live in New York for 12 years.

My Services can include a wide variety of tasks such as:

– Accompanying you to medical appointments
– Supermarkets
– I sell properties all around The City, Challuabamba, San Joaquín
– My facebook page is FCG Bienes Raíces
– Travel to the airport José Joaquín de Olmedo ( Guayaquil )

Please feel free to contact me.

Fabián Cordero
098 417 2161

Cipreses y Ordoñez Laso

Black Friday specials to be announced – La Mia Mascota

Thanksgiving is next week and we wish all our clients a Happy Thanksgiving. The next day is traditionally known as Black Friday and many sales are generated. While we don’t want to spoil the fun by announcing our specials early, stay tuned for next week’s announcement of our sales and discounts.

Meanwhile, we have all the best foods for your dog, cat, rabbit, hamster as well as carriers, bedding, litter, fantastic beds. Come visit us or place your order by phone for home delivery.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba

Alexandra Montano

07 408 9255 / 098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839

Cuenca friends!

Translation and assistance services for expats:

i.e. purchase and set up of sim cards, setting up internet, extension of 3 months tourist visa to 6 months, buying groceries, getting tranvia or bus cards, social security IESS, dog walking, medical facilitator, anything you may need help with your transition to move to Ecuador. Our focus is expats who speak English and do not yet have the necessary Spanish language skills. We are fully bilingual in both Spanish and English. We are also kind, patient people who would love to help you with any needs you may have transitioning to your new life here in Ecuador.

Calle Larga

Cuenca friends
099 447 1149

Facilitator for everything and home finder

My name is Kevin. My wife, Sayira, and I work as facilitators in Cuenca. We help expats with all of their needs.

While my specialty is finding the perfect home for you, I offer various other services:

-English/Spanish translation
-Shopping assistance (with or without you)
-Setting up cell phone service/utilities/internet
-Medical insurance
-City/Neighborhood tours
-Driver’s license
-Doctor’s appointments
-Car registration/inspection
-Group activities recommendations
-Other needs as they arise


Cat scratchers and towers for cats

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Include delivery

Avenida de las Américas


Economic advertising services

Tired of paying too much for advertising?
We have the solution: cheap packages of content for social networks from $85

Ask without obligation for your free consultation.

You can also request our portfolio so you can take a look at our work.
Contact us:

Av Los Andes y Calle Los Shyris


Naturopathic, massage, and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, licensed Naturopathy Technologist and massage therapist with 26 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, Hawaiian, Swedish, Shiatsu, relaxation, trigger point, and at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and dance can do all of this in the privacy of your home. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.

Ask about exercise/massage packages. Fully vaccinated (Sinovac)

Benefits include:

Reduce discomfort and frequency of headaches and migraines.

Improve physical appearance by increasing blood circulation, helping skin appear more radiant and healthy.

Gran Colombia 20-33 y León XIII, Heart of Jesus Church Sector. Kayku Ecotienda

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

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.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez

Offering Spanish Classes for beginners in small group for November

Spanish Classes for beginners, 2 in a small group, for November 21st. Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).


Monica Gonzaga, relocation consultant services in Ecuador

I have a lot of experience helping expats and people from around the world moving to Ecuador. At Monica Gonzaga relocation consultant services, we know what we do and we guarantee your visa or any other procedure you may need.

Do you need a temporary or permanent resident visa? Or, are you having trouble trying to get one? Don’t go further or go around in circles. Monica Gonzaga relocation consultant services is the solution.

Also, Monica can help you obtain:


Want to buy or rent a property? Best Ecuador Homes is here

“We have the place of your dreams”

Check our website. We have for sale or rent lands, houses, apartments. We have many happy clients.
Moving from any part of the world to Ecuador? You don’t know the area? Call us, we can give you a small tour around to get to know Cuenca with us and the best neighborhoods and areas. But, if you need help with resident visas, relocations, etc., we have the ideal people to help you:

Follow us on our media

Hot deals

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Best Ecuador Homes
099 517 4076

Get an IV boost!

Myers’ Cocktail IV is a powerful combination of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fluids; this well-known IV drip will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. In addition, the Myers’ Cocktail is touted as an effective therapy to maintain wellness and alleviate the symptoms of acute or chronic illnesses and diseases.

The cocktail can increase the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals much more significantly than can be achieved by taking those supplements orally.

• IV fluid: Administered straight into your bloodstream, the IV fluid will help you stay hydrated, energized, and healthy.
• Vitamin B complex: Vitamin B supplements can help improve stress levels, mental health, and cognition by aiding your body in converting food into energy.
• Vitamin B12: A necessity for metabolism; Vitamin B12 helps your body make nerve and blood cells fight off fatigue.
• Vitamin C: Get a high boost of Vitamin C and enjoy the benefits of its antioxidant properties, including boosting energy, immune system function and healthy skin.
• Magnesium: Magnesium supplements can help you avoid headaches, migraines, and chronic pain, as well as boost your energy
• Calcium: Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
• Glutathione: Excellent for boosting energy, detoxifying your body, balancing your immune system, and reversing the aging process.


Nurture your mind, body and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

• Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
• Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
• Improving circulation, energy and alertness
• Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
• Improving immune function

Massage may also be helpful for:

• Anxiety
• Digestive disorders
• Fibromyalgia
• Headaches
• Insomnia related to stress
• Low back pain
• Myofascial pain syndrome
• Nerve pain
• Soft tissue strains or injuries
• Sports injuries
• Temporomandibular joint pain
• Upper back and neck pain


Photographer in Cuenca

I offer you my photography services in Cuenca, for your business, events, web page, local, restaurants, hotels, etc.

I do artistic photography.

Or I you want a photoshoot of you in Cuenca of you, your family or friends I’m at your orders.

Every type of photography you need, I can make it!

You can see my work on Instagram or my web page

Don’t hesitate to contact me.


Maria Isabel
+593 99 260 9833
instagram @alda.fotografia

Sofa beds of different sizes

I manufacture different types of sofa beds. Please write to the mail to send information and photos. – Advantages of using a sofa bed:

1. Save space
2. It is as comfortable as a real bed
3. It is ideal for your guests
4. Fits perfectly in your living room
5. Unfolds easily
6. Offers more storage
7. Its structure is durable
8. Its price is accessible

Cuenca, Centro


We paint houses, apartments, rooms, different spaces

– We paint your home. We renovate your property in a variety of colors and interior and exterior paint finishes to make it look beautiful and comfortable to your liking. We paint small and large spaces.

– We use the color that you like, and we paint in detail according to your choice. We work with all kinds of paints, brands of your choice.

– We adapt to your budget.

You can write me by mail for an appointment and quote.

Centro, Cuenca


Escape the Intermediate Spanish “Twilight Zone

Are you trapped in the intermediate Spanish. “Twilight Zone?”

• Do you feel like you’re making no progress, even after hundreds of hours of study and classes?
• Are you still hesitant to speak and when you try you, find yourself tongue-tied?
• When somebody speaks to you in Spanish, does your mind go blank—except for the question flashing “What did they just say?”
Take a deep breath. You are not in the “Zwlight zone”. You are experiencing the “intermediate plateau” and it happens to just about every student of a new language.
After the first burst of knowledge, you notice your progress slowing and you wonder what happened to the rapid improvement you saw at the beginning.
If you want to shake off those uncomfortable feelings and enjoy speaking Spanish, let’s talk.


Today’s painting- Country Girl

Oil paintings – online gallery at

Several original oil paintings by Jerry Morton are on display at Cuenca Creators Co-Op. Calla Larga 9-78 y Benigno Malo. inside Sunrise Cafe


Jerry Morton

Recommendation for Natalia Bueono, Transporte Pets, local Cuenca pet transport

If you’ve ever been refused a cab with your big dog or wonder how you’ll get your pack to the vet, park – wherever, you need to know Natalia and her pet transportation company.

Natalia has been transporting our Jack Russell, Jolene, for about a year now, twice a week, to her play days and grooming at Maxi’s Pet Care. Ever careful, my husband rode round trip with Natalie and her pack twice. I think he had more fun than the dogs, all small on the Maxi’s runs.

But the van is easily accessed by big and handicapped pets, probably 2-3 big dogs and giant breeders have plenty of room for you, too. Natalia relates so well to her charges, Jolene once skipped breakfast rather than miss the van! Natalia is experienced with pets and we have full confidence in her.

Of course, if you have a smaller dog that needs some “running with the pack” time, arrange for a day with Jessica at Maxi’s and Natalia will make sure he/she arrives and returns safely.

Natalia’s Pet’s Car, (+593) 98 951 0359.
For more recommendations or to talk daycare, call Jessica at Maxi’s, (+593) 98 576 3157, who can also help you with contacting Natalia, grooming, etc.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 99 576 3157

Recommended by Doreen Dvorin: 099 075 8544

Recommendation for Natalia’s Pet’s Car, pet transport

This morning the driver that my vet had arranged to transport me and my hound for a consult didn’t show. Didn’t respond to my WhatsApp or those from the vet.

I found a recent recommendation for Natalia here in GringoPost and contacted her. She responded within a few minutes. She was able to take us immediately and was willing to wait while I spoke with the vet.

Excellent service and I’ve already booked her for the next follow-up visit.

Phone/WhatsApp – 098 951 0359
FB — Pet’s Car

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 951 0359

Recommended by Reid Tanner:

Thanksgiving Meals at Ñucallacta

Greetings, we are grateful to the many folks who have been requesting our Thanksgiving meals this year. We are in the process of opening a 2nd location and have been very busy getting everything ready for opening in December. However, we will be able to offer Individual Thanksgiving meals Wednesday until Sunday or until supplies lasts. No reservations needed.

Meal is $15 and includes:

Turkey Medallion
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Apple Chutney
and a slice of Apple Pie.

We are so thankful to be part of the Cuenca expat community and share these moments with you! Enjoy by sending us a WhatsApp or visiting our shop.


Hermano Miguel 562 y H. Vasquez

Rumi Duchicela: 096 311 4958

Ecuadorian special for the Football game Qatar 2022 at Sofys

A 5-step menu to find out what some of our champions eat.

* Byron Castillo the Great Absentee.
Colombians from further north say that Nariño is Ecuador… and Tumaco is almost next door to Esmeraldas, so Byron is Ecuadorian and in his honor we will try two dishes where he is from and where he is supposedly from…
– Typical Playas shrimp ceviche
– Pusandao de pescado, a fish soup with coconut typical of Tumaco


Sold-out dinner concert. You still have time for the delivery service!

Holiday catering
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Our team is proud to be chosen as a caterer for the ACT Christmas Gala. You can just book your holiday event early. We have lots of appetizers, a full dinner menu, and desserts to choose from.

Thanksgiving essentials:


Pick Ecuador to win on Sunday and win a Cuenca Salmon product

It’s simple. Place an order for delivery on Saturday or Sunday through our website. If Ecuador wins then you receive 100 grams of smoked salmon ($4.75 value) with your next order. The same rules apply for your favorite NFL team.

We have extended the incredible $6.95 price on a package of Mama Mia Hot Italian Sausages through Sunday.

Shop 24/7 on our website.

Saturday Nov. 19th,

Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Next week at La Guarida

Thanksgiving week is coming up! We will show one of the best films of the year, host Northern Roots, cook the best Thanksgiving dinner in Cuenca and show the World Cup on the big-screen; we hope you can join us.

You may reserve for any of our events by calling or texting 099 806 8071.

– The Woman King –
Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:45 PM.
Considered one of the best films of the year with an incredible Viola Davis. In the 1800s, a group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey with skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that’s determined to destroy their way of life.

– Northern Roots –
Wednesday, November 23rd (7:30 – 10 PM).
We are always so happy to host Northern Roots especially on the eve of Thanksgiving. They are selling out fast. Don’t be left out. Admission: $10.

– Thanksgiving Dinner –
Thursday, November 24th (5 – 9 PM).
Our favorite holiday and dinner of the year. Our brick oven is simply incredible for roasting the perfect turkey. Our morning service is completely sold-out and we only have a few reservations left for our afternoon/evening service. Price: $26. Join us.

– Ecuador vs. Netherland –
Friday, November 25th (10 AM – 2 PM).
The whole of Ecuador stands still for the World Cup games. Join us for the second biggest game Ecuador has played in over 8 years. Encebollado, Pilsener and much more will be served to calm the nerves and the adrenaline.

Remember that for all of our events, reservations with dinner are required. Call now 099 806 8071.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A few meters from La Cuadra station on the Tranvia Path.

November 22nd, from 6:45 to 9:30 PM, Free,

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Thank God!

Join us this Sunday at the International Christian Community as we celebrate a life lived in gratitude. As David Steidl-rast proclaimed ” In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy”. This will be our focus in song, prayers and message. Come hear Susan Bradley’s beautiful solo version of “For the Beauty of the Earth and Simple Gifts” and be inspired by Pastor Kennemer’s Message on Living in Gratitude. We are waiting for you!

Sunday, November 20, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer:

City: Cuenca

Tonight, live! Inner Space Trio at the Jazz Society Café!

The Meaning of Blues

Saturday 7 PM, November 19th at The Jazz Society Café:
The Inner Space Trio!
Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert starts at 7 PM
Jazz Society Café address:

Saturday 7 PM, 19 of November,

Saturday 7pm, Novermber 19, $5 cover fee,

Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377

City: Cuenca

Christmas Toy Drive – starting now at Dr. Grace’s office!

Christmas is close again and we want to bring some joy to the ones in need in the Azuay community.

Every Christmas for the last 24 years we have collected new toys to be delivered to children in the Azuay community. This year, we want to invite you to be part of this rewarding experience!

Drop-off location: Dr. Grace’s Office
Collect starting now

Starting now

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba, Edificio Workcenter, Office 210

Dr Grace Ordonez:

City: Cuenca

Looking for an English speaking church home?

Join us at 4 PM on Sundays at Bartolomé de las Casas #5-34 y Tirso de Molina, St Christopher Episcopal Mission.

You will find an inclusive, multicultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worship community, with joyful friendly members, who are committed to social justice and helping others.

We would love to have you gather with us every Sunday at 4 PM.


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Sunday’s at 4 to 5 PM, free,

Bartolomé de las Casas #5-34 y Tirso de Molina

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674

City: Cuenca

All are welcome ~ Come as you are

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM. This Sunday we take a look at Unity and at how God wants the church to be.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community.

We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus. Worship is in English and Spanish. Our message is in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish via state-of-the-art translation equipment.