Mark Reimer is one of the most caring, compassionate and dedicated people I have ever met; his passion for helping others goes beyond the Manitoba to Ecuador project- he is kind and considerate to everyone who crosses his path. He has invested his heart and soul into this project, by listening to him for a couple minutes it is very evident. I have had the privilege of teaching along with Mark for the past 5 years, he has not only taught me so much about teaching but also how much of a difference one person can make. I couldn't just have his words on the page, the passion in his voice is just as important as his message.
My mother, Margaret Reimer, loved kids. She served kids almost throughout her entire life. She was compassionate, had endless energy when caring for others, sought out the marginalized and downtrodden so that they too would know that God loved them through her. She was, and continues to be the inspiration for me in the work that I do as a teacher and as a part of Manitoba to Ecuador. I know that one person can make a difference in the life, or lives, of others, but it is easier to do so, and easier to extend the impact when a team works together to deliver on that goal. I am very grateful to the volunteers who came out for a first Ecuadorian experience a year ago when none of us knew what we were in for and I am again very grateful for the help I am receiving from a wonderful group of people who are doing great things in Puerto Lopez this summer. " Mark Reimer, 2012
Reimer discusses his inspirations along with his visions and goals for the program
This section of our interview was focusing on the financial side of the program; ranging from various fundraising initiatives including the Ecuadorian scarves was the first major one to keep the program running.