In March 2015, the daughters of two friends began writing to each other as penpals. Carolina in Chontal, Ecuador and Charlotte in Quincy, MA started sharing handwritten letters sent electronically. With help translating between the two languages, each was able to understand the other and a friendship has begun.
Carolina was affected by the landslides that occurred in Chontal in 2014, as her house was on the side of the mountain and the family had a horrific experience when a landslide knocked down a whole side of their house in the middle of the night. Her family received a part of the support that we were able to put together, and we've become friends.