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Crea tu Espacio. What’s that?

Crea tu Espacio translates as Create Your Space. It is a legal non- profit foundation that has been serving migrants and immigrants for 9 years. Founding members, Andres Astudillo, Anibal Bacuilima and Anita Saquipay ( now in their twenties) saw the need to help migrants assimilate into the community.

Crea tu Espacio (CTE) has a variety of projects that assist infants, children, young adults and families such as daycare centers for working parents, activities that teach rights and responsibilities of Ecuadorian citizens, and a communications training course that builds confidence and competence. Per migrants request, expat volunteers teach English on Saturday mornings.

Two weekly radio programs (one for children and one for families) are written, acted and produced by youth with Anita’s guidance. At least eight radio stations across Ecuador carry the broadcasts. In September 2018 CTE was recognized for doing the first international radio production from Ecuador.

Facebook page: Crea tu Espacio Cuenca

There is a monthly lecture series that raises money for CTE. November’s topic is Living Healthy: an overview of healthcare choices for expats. Speaker: Katy Johnson, BSN, RN, CHPN, CHTP (retired), coordinator of website Cuenca Medical Resources. Registration is $10. Advance tickets are being sold on Wednesdays at two locations. Sunrise Cafe (Calle Larga & Benigno Malo) 9a-11am and San Sebas (Calle Mariscal Sucre & Coronel Talbot) Noon - 2 PM. May reserve by emailing to

See below for the location and date of lecture.

Museo de la Ciudad on corner of Benigno Malo & Gran Colombia. November 13 from 3:30 PM to 5 PM.

Katy Johnson