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Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It has earned a reputation as one of the secret ingredients of long-term health and wellness.

Deep Tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem. It benefits chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, other connective tissue, and lymphatic vessels.

Book an appointment now and enjoy a massage in the comfort of your Cuenca home.

Contact information:

Elsa Rojas


What does Hogar de Esperanza do with your donations of clothing and household items? First and foremost, we give them away to those who are most in need of them. Great care is taken to make sure that they get exactly what they need. Any extra items are sold in our thrift shop, where all of the proceeds go back into directly supporting the foundation’s work of helping those in need.

Are you moving soon – perhaps across town or maybe even back home – and you have items that you can’t take with you? Do you wish you had someone to come carry away those items remaining after your moving sale, that you don’t know what to do with? Were you just spring-cleaning last week, and came across clothes in your closets that you no longer wanted? If you would like to do some incredible things with those items you no longer need or want, let us turn them into something valuable to help those in need.

We accept anything that you wish to donate, and put it to immediate use. You can come by the thrift shop, which is located at 8-28 Juan Montalvo y Mariscal Sucre, to drop off items Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 5:30 PM. We also do pick-ups of donations, so feel free to contact us to arrange a time. Thank you so much for your support of Hogar de Esperanza – we could not do any of this without you.

Contact information:

Foundation Hogar de Esperanza



My name is Socks

I am a Lab mix, Female, 1 yr. old, 48 lbs. (22 kg). I am a very sweet, gentle and smart dog. I am house/leash trained and am good with people, dogs and kids.

During my full checkup, I was given all my puppy shots, vaccinated, dewormed, teeth checked, given flea meds, etc. I am a very healthy dog, just a little skinny, but I will fill out nicely. I have also been spayed, so I am ready for adoption.

To arrange a meeting, just call 098 770 7814. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Contact information:

Debbie Story

098 770 7814


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🎉 Join us in celebrating the joy of learning and embracing a world of opportunities!

Call us now for enrollment details and special offers!

Contact information:

International School of Languages



Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito SAC
Hi Community,

My name is Daniel Campos and I have 7 years of experience as financial adviser. I am currently working at SAC credit union. Some of you know me because I worked at another credit union in the past. We as a credit union understand the importance of promoting the social economy.

– We are a credit union Segment 1, with the Cosede insurance of $32,000.
– We have very good financial indicators.
– We have interest from 6.50% to 11% (depending on time and amount)
– We don’t report, we don’t need SSN because we are not attached to FACTA law.
– We accept international checks or wire transfers for CDs.
-Our CDs and account can be joint.

We are located at Historic Center of Cuenca.
Sucre and Borrero (Corner) in front of Banco del Austro.

If you need more information, please contact me!

Daniel Campos Urgilez
Cel: 099 511 0173

Contact information:

Cooperativa de ahorro y crédito SAC



Alianza del Valle cooperative arrives in Cuenca. We are located at Forum Building, 2nd floor.

We are in the top 5 of best cooperatives in Ecuador!
Our indicators are very good.
AA+ level of risk.
Segment 1 (insurance for 32k by COSEDE)
Interest rates up to 10.25% (depend time and amount)
Not Fatca!

Not necessary a savings account.
Our online bank works in all the word and our APP to.
We work with international wire transfers.
Visa CDs.

If you need to get a quote please contact me;

Angeles Anguisaca
Cell: 099 977 5450

Cornelio Merchan 391 and Miguel Cordero Davila
Forum building
Office 105

Contact information:

Cooperativa de ahorro y crédito Alianza Del Valle



Each week we will be sharing a quote about animal welfare featuring the dogs of FAAN as well as our beloved community pets and family members.
If you have a great picture of your pet with a favorite quote about the joy and benefits of having a four-legged best friend, send to us at
We have exciting FAAN (Fundación Familia Amor Animal) events in February to be hosted at idiomART including our exhibition “Dogs, Art, Love” opening on Thursday, February 15th and an Art History perspective on Dogs in Art throughout History on February 27th.

Visit us at
Join us in making Cuenca known as “The City that Cares” about animal welfare with your support for the building of the new and most modern animal shelter in Ecuador.

Contact information:

FAAN Ecuador


THE REGULATION OF THE HUMAN MOBILITY LAW, which we have been waiting for, it has to be published in the Official Registry so that it becomes effective.
The new income for RETIRE VISA will be 3 basic salaries, this year the basic salary is $450. The new Income is $1.350. This means that each year it will increase according to the basic salary. For each dependent the income will be $250 plus.
For more information, contact Dr. Lina Ulloa at:
Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office #312.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (07) 410-3588/098-420-5336

Contact information:

Lina Ulloa


My name is Socks

I am a Lab mix, Female, 1 yr. old, 48 lbs. (22 kg). I am a very sweet, gentle and smart dog. I am house/leash trained and am good with people, dogs and kids.

During my full checkup, I was given all my puppy shots, vaccinated, dewormed, teeth checked, given flea meds, etc. I am a very healthy dog, just a little skinny, but I will fill out nicely. I have also been spayed, so I am ready for adoption.

To arrange a meeting, just call 098 770 7814. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Contact information:

Debbie Story

098 770 7814


THE REGULATION OF THE HUMAN MOBILITY LAW, which we have waited so long for, is only expected to be published in the Official Registry so that it becomes effective.

The last paragraph of Article 84 of the Regulation establishes that “For purposes of continuity of permanence, the foreign person may not leave the country for more than ninety (90) days during the entire period of validity of the temporary residence visa”

For more information, contact Dra. Lina Ulloa at:

Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (07) 410-3588/098-420-5336

Contact information:

Lina Ulloa


Join us for Super Bowl LVIII Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers!

The party will be at Nomadas Bistro

We’ll have a giant 6ft by 9ft screen and an amazing sound system.

Delicious Nomadas food and drinks available for purchase.

This presentation is a fundraiser for Social Vision.
We help the medically vulnerable in Cuenca.
We’ll be passing the hat so bring some cash!

We’ll also be selling Super Bowl Squares for those of you who like games of chance!

The entry fee is $15.

Tickets are available at Nomadas Bistro between 8 AM – 3 PM. (Closed on Mondays)

Or, by contacting Jennifer Cory at Social Vision

February 11, 2024 starting at 5 PM, $15.

Calle Larga y Padre Aguirre

Jennifer Cory, Social Vision

Contact information:

Jennifer Cory - Social Vision

093 998 7282


Monica Gonzaga’s reputation precedes her, having helped numerous expatriates navigate the complexities of paperwork and relocation. Check out our recommendations, and you’ll find that Monica is the go-to person for facilitating your life in Ecuador. Take advantage of a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and get valuable insights into the relocation process.

Services offered:

– Temporary or permanent resident visas
– Ecuadorian citizenship
– Cedula
– Transfer visas
– Visa renewal
– Resident Visa for Spain and other countries
– Driver’s license
– Marriage registration
– Power of Attorney (POA)
– Wills and End of Life plans

For a stress-free relocation experience and comprehensive facilitation services, contact Monica Gonzaga today. Your new life in Ecuador awaits, and we are here to make it a reality.

Contact information:

Monica Gonzaga Relocation Consultant Services



May all beings have the great equanimity, and live free of hope and fear. ~Traditional Buddhist

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is happy to invite you to our regular programming. We follow local health guidelines.

GROUP MEDITATION in English and Spanish

Every Sunday from 10:30 – 12:00.
For orientation, you’re invited to come at 10:00.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and text recitations from our tradition.

BOOK STUDY GROUP, on a title related to Buddhism and mindfulness, meets Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:00. Online via Zoom – send us an email to receive the links.

Our programs are always free – and your donations are also much appreciated.

Calle Larga 11-43 & Miguel Ullauri, upstairs one flight, Across from Mercado 10 de Agosto, Cuenca.

For more information, contact on the email shown, or WhatsApp or SMS, +593 98 2848203

Shambhala takes its name from a legendary kingdom famous for being an enlightened society. Today, the global Shambhala network brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in exploring our own minds, transforming our experience, and awakening our potential for enlightened society. Shambhala practice has its foundations in Tibetan and Mahayana Buddhism.

Contact information:

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group

+593 982848203


Is your health only protected by -the very inefficient – IESS, having to wait hours if you have an emergency? Does your insurance have a high deductible that does not cover your daily health needs? Are you tired of high insurance costs? Are you afraid of your insurance not taking care of your preexisting health conditions? Or maybe you are afraid of having an emergency and suffering the consequences of the bad ambulance services in Cuenca?

We have the solution…

Atención Inmediata provides medical and ambulance assistance at your home, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

We pay for the doctor’s visits at your home, needed medication and medical supplies, blood tests and ambulance transportation…. you don’t even need to leave your home!

What are the benefits of our services for your day to day life?

1.Security of having specialized medical assistance immediately at your home
2.Protec dependents or vulnerable family members (elderly adults, children) in an emergency
3.We solve difficulties in reaching medical centers with our own ambulances quickly and efficiently for your safety

What benefits will I get by joining?

1.24-hours availability for home health care.
2.Team of specialized doctors and paramedics to address your needs in an emergency
3.Ambulances equipped with high-quality monitors and medical supplies.
4.Coverage of medications and laboratory test for your complete emergency care

Individual Plan $19.75 (only premium, you do not pay more regardless of how old you are) monthly

Family Plan (protects up to four members) $34.75 monthly

Contact information:

Atención Inmediata


We can help you make that happen!

We are a dating service exclusively dedicated to counseling gentlemen interested in meeting good women for romance and love.

It does not matter:

  • If you think your age is a disadvantage (it is not).
  • If you don’t speak Spanish well
  • If you are not computer literate
  • If you have some dating anxiety
  • Or if you are shy

We will help you meet any challenge as you meet, and get to know, good women.

By using our time tested method, we can guarantee your results.

Your complete privacy is assured. Your personal information will be held in complete confidence.

And, we offer a free initial consultation.

Contact us

Contact information:

Heart Connections for Men


If your visa has expired and you are irregular, pay attention to the following recommendation:

DO NOT pay any penalty at Immigration, because if you do, they will give you 30 days to leave the country. Currently, the payment of the penalty does not guarantee that you can apply for a visa, you must leave the country.

If you are irregular but have plans to apply for a visa, wait, there will be a new date for regularization very soon. After the provision for regularization is published, you will be able to pay the penalty.

For more information contact:


UZ Asesores Ecuador
Ecuador Cía. Ltda.
Ave. José Peralta 1-119 and  Ave. 12 de Abril – Acrópolis Building – Office #312
410 3588 – – UZ Asesores Ecuador CIA. LTDA.

Contact information:

Dr. Lina Ulloa


Visa and Immigration Law: We excel in securing the right visas and guiding you through the immigration process.

Civil Law and Property law: Our experienced team give you personalized solutions for any legal issues you may face, making sure your rights are protected.

Wills and End-of-life: Safeguard your assets and ensure your loved ones are taken care of with our expert advice on wills and estate planning.

Contract Law: Whether you’re starting a business or signing agreements, our legal experts will review and draft contracts that secure your best interests.

Legal Translations: Overcome language barriers with our precise and reliable legal translation services. Translated and notarized documents in less than 24h!!

Notary Procedures: We will help you to authenticate and legalize your documents with utmost precision.

Mediation: In case of disputes, our skilled mediators will guide you towards fair and amicable resolutions, avoiding costly and time-consuming stressful legal battles.

Legal Real Estate Advice: Whether buying, selling, or renting property in Ecuador, trust our expert attorneys to navigate the real estate landscape.

Banking Advice: Ensure your financial interests are secure with our professional banking advice tailored to expats.

Facilitator Services: We understand the challenges that expats face in a new country. We are your trusted advisors, advocates, and facilitators, ensuring your experience in Ecuador is rewarding and hassle-free.

Join the thriving community of satisfied clients who’ve found their legal haven with us. Don’t settle for anything less – Join Forces with the Best.

Call us today for a free consultation!!

Contact information:

Sabrina Candela

+593 93 906 2758


FAAN (Fundación Familia Amor Animal) has several openings for Volunteers to support our mission to make Cuenca known as “The City that Cares about Animal Welfare.”

If you have had any of the following 5 reasons for not volunteering, then volunteering for FAAN is for you.
1)” I don’t want to be sad and will want to take every dog at the shelter home.” Our dogs are so happy you will leave knowing they are loved and you are making a difference.
2) “I am retired, I don’t want to work every day and lose my life.” You can select your hours, days you wish to volunteer with us. We also recognize our volunteers travel. No problem!
3)” I really only want to work on projects that I can add value from my experience. “We need all skill sets (writing, photography, art, business administration, community building, events, construction work, grant writing, media, just to name a few.)
4) “I only want to work from home.” We have many, many virtual job openings and our volunteer coordinator will work with you over zoom or WhatsApp.
5) “I don’t know anyone.” We are a kind and fun- loving community who welcomes newcomers. We also provide thorough onboarding, training and support.
6) I don’t speak Spanish. While we welcome Spanish speakers, many of our volunteers speak English only.
Write us for a volunteer application. FAAN Volunteer Orientation will be help in February at

Contact information:

FAAN Ecuador


My name is Laura, and I have ten years of experience helping people live pain-free!
I offer deep-tissue massage therapy and use tools like assisted stretching, cupping, muscle scrapers and a percussion gun when beneficial.
30 min – $20 (upper or lower body only)
60 min – $35
90 min – $45
Bundle of 5 sessions is 10% off and sessions do not expire
I also offer yoga therapy and holistic fitness for improved mobility, balance, and strength of both mind and body by bringing them into harmony with each other.

30 min – $20
60 min – $35
Partner and Group sessions – contact me for pricing
Bundle of 5 sessions is 10% off and sessions do not expire
*discount only applies to individual sessions*
I’m located in a private Zen, safe, and clean studio in Puertas del Sol called Sol Studio: Rafael Fajardo y Daniel Munoz.
I look forward to helping you feel good in your body!
By appointment only. WhatsApp or email for availability.
My certifications:
Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Myofascial Release Therapist
500hr Yoga Teacher
Yoga Therapist
Trauma Informed Yoga
Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Holistic Fitness
Senior Mobility
Senior Functional Aging
WhatsApp: +593 98 729 3147
*Please text and do not call – I do not answer calls from unknown numbers – If you would like a phone call, I’m happy to set up a time for that after connecting through text or email. Thank you*

Contact information:

InBody by Laura

‪+593 98 729 3147‬


Hello Compassionate Community! We’re excited to invite you to our charitable Garage Sale in support of Project Amelia.

What is Project Amelia? It is a project dedicated to assisting low-income mothers with essential products during their maternity stage. Every purchase you make at our garage sale will directly contribute to this initiative.

Date: February 2nd, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Calle Chimborazo L-13 y Esmeraldas (behind La Gloria Stadium).

Find Treasures and Support a Great Cause! At our sale, you’ll discover quality clothing, toys, and unique items – all at incredible prices! Each acquisition not only brings something special into your home but also helps build a better future for those in need.

How Can You Contribute?

Attend the Sale: Come, find treasures, and have fun while supporting a good cause.

Donate Items: If you have gently used items that could have a second life, we’re accepting donations!

Share and Spread the Word: Help us reach more people by sharing this post and spreading the word about our sale.

We Await You! Join us in this event filled with heart and solidarity. Together, we can make a significant difference in our communities and build a brighter future.

Thank you for being a part of this heartfelt effort! 💛

Contact information:

Karina Zerpa


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