T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners chartered a Boeing 727-200 Super 27 Cargo plane from Bogota in Colombia to Quito in Ecuador. The plane carried up to 20 tons of emergency relief aid, including essential food, water and hygiene items. Two large trucks provided by the Armed Forces of Ecuador transported the goods to the Emmanuel TV Operations Center in Atacames Canton, Esmeraldas Province, close to the areas most affected by the earthquake.

The relief aid was received by representatives of the ministry of defence in Ecuador and with the help of the army, it was transported from Quito to the Emmanuel TV Operations Centre in Esmeraldas Province. The team worked with local volunteers to personally distribute the much needed supplies together with fresh fruit and vegetables to official government shelter camps in various communities.

Emmanuel TV released this video with a call to join the relief efforts in Ecuador, both physically and financially. Emmanuel TV reached out to the Government of Ecuador and asked how to contribute. In response, the Government gave them several bank accounts to use to donate to the cause. This bank account information is displayed here. 

Remote Village Outreach


The Emmanuel TV Team with the support of the army distributed the food aid to multiple coastal camps in the Esmeraldas province. This was the area most affected by the earthquake. Those who lost their homes or whose houses are declared unfit to live in are evacuated by the government to these emergency shelter camps. 

The relief effort of Emmanuel TV also reached several remote villages and camps unreachable by road. One particular village, San Salvador de los Chachis is in an ecological reserve and can only be reached by river canoe, foot or horseback. Despite transport difficulties, the team were able to visit the village with 150 hygiene boxes and staple food supplies to sustain the community for weeks ahead. 

The people of Ecuador, as well as its Government, continue to express their gratitude for the Emmanuel TV Ecuador Relief efforts. A grateful beneficiary, from the Chachi community, said: “This is the first aid we have received from another country”. The relief efforts have aided over 5,000 Ecuadorians, totaling over half a million US Dollars.

Vice President of Ecuador, Jorge Glas meets with the Emmanuel TV Team and thanks them for their support


About Emmanuel TV

smallEmmanuel TV is an international TV Station and NGO, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. It was founded by T.B. Joshua, a philanthropist, who has been responding to individual and societal needs across the world. Emmanuel TV has been providing food aid to poor communities in Colorado, USA; promoting women’s rights by providing funds to widows to start small businesses; building a school in Lahore, Pakistan and granting international scholarships – these are among a fraction of its practices. Such humanitarian endeavors are its strides to achieving the international community’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Facts & Figures

Families reached
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Total weight of goods distributed
More than half a million dollars spent on this ongoing operation

School Reconstruction Project

The Juan Lorenzo Añapa Educational Complex Reconstruction
by Emmanuel TV in the Chachi indigenous village of San Salvador

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The former building dates back around 40 years

The new school, to be provided by Emmanuel TV, was designed by a prestigious Ecuadorian company of architects. This project also includes:

Computer Lab Science Lab Library Teachers’ Common Room
Admin Office Dining room and kitchen Recreation Areas New Toilet Facilities


Other Charities Actions

Emergency Water Purification
Emergency Water Purification Kits provided to households in San Salvador and surrounding settlements – these were “Thirst Aid Stations” purchased from the specialist company Pure Hydration in the UK

Providing Breakfast To Children
Support to an emergency dining facility in Chamanga, which provides breakfast and lunch to more than 500 children daily Emmanuel TV joined with recreational activities and distribution of toys for children and feeding more that 1,000 people.

Assisting The Elderly
Working with the local government, and elderly man living alone who had lost his house, was given gifts of clothes, household items, medication and money and his new room was cleaned disinfected, Transport to the specialist hospital for a thorough medical check up was paid for.