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Sin Miedo® is an Initiative co-founded by Patricia White and Christina Marz in 2016, when a 7.8 earthquake devastated the coastal village Canoa in Ecuador.

Our pillars are resilience-building activities such as empowerment counseling, combined with dynamic mindfulness, art interventions, and equine guided sessions.

Emergency preparedness (as in the Orange Backpack Project, 2017 and the Pandemic Response Campaign, 2020) may become a goal during natural disasters.

About Sin Miedo®

Empowerment and Resilience 

The Sin Miedo® Initiative has been involved in creating and executing ongoing and emergency response social projects in Ecuador, Latin America since 2016.  We have been funded by many generous individuals, as well as the Cloud Base Foundation 501(c)3 and the Lexi-Drake Foundation 501(c)3, which is currently our main contributor.  

Sponsored counseling
Trauma Education
Holistic Equine Therapy 
Artful Interventions

Projects realized all over Ecuador

  • Since 3/2021 Centro Sin Miedo, Cotacachi
  • 2020 Pandemic Response Project, Cotacachi and Santa Elena, plus extended outreach through the UNICEF network in Ecuador.
  • 2018 – 2021 Horse Guided Empowerment, Cotacachi
  • 2017 Orange Backpack Project, Canoa, Santo Domingo, Bahía de Caraquez, San Vicente
  • 2017-2018 Mural Festival, Canoa
  • 2016-2021 Resilience Workshops, San Pablo, Otavalo, Canoa, Cotacachi
  • 2016-2019 Resilience Teacher Trainings, Canoa, Bahia de Caraquez, San Vicente, Santo Domingo, Otavalo, Cotacachi

Current Collaborators:

Alli Tolbert (Youth Crisis Interventions, Fundraising)
Christina Marz (Trauma Counseling, Fundraising, Direction)
Elizabeth Anderson (Fundraising, Mentoring)
Hector Paredes (Equine Therapy for Youth)
Jorge Vinueza (Art Interventions)
 Sebastián Nuñez (Counseling),
Xiomara Ruales (PT & Equine Therapy for Special Needs)

Core Team 2021: Sebastian, Xiomara, Christina, Alli
Core Team 2021: Sebastian, Xiomara, Christina, Alli
Equine Therapy Team 2019: Alli, Xiomara, Christina, Martha, Hector
Equine Therapy Team 2019: Alli, Xiomara, Christina, Martha, Hector
At the center, early 2021
At the center, early 2021