Iris Mittenaere Visits Ecuador
Iris Mittenaere visited Ecuador June 2-4th to attend the annual Red Cross Charity Breakfast, Machala United Parade and a charity fashion show.
The Ecuador Red Cross Charity Breakfast raised funds for victims in the Manabi and Guayas Province floods. Flood waters rose to 1.5 meters on January 19, 2016 in Ecuador’s most populated areas, leaving victims still in need today.
The 2017 Annual Machala United Parade designed a float for Iris Mittenaere to start the opening festivities. Mittenaere then joined several former and current Miss Universe Ecuador contestants on the Mayor of Machala, Carlos Falquez Aguilar’s, balcony, overlooking the parade route.
Following the parade, Carlos Falquez Aguilar invited Iris Mittenaere to the La Casista de Mis Suenos Fashion Show in Machala Central Park. 2017 Miss Universe Ecuador Daniela Cepeda joined Mittenaere to watch the fashion show.
La Casista de Mis Suenos is a program financed through the city of Machala. La Casista de Mis Suenos provides comprehensive care and services to child victims of physical, psychological and sexual violence.
La Casista de Mis Suenos operates through a network of homes, taking in children for up to two years. Additionally, La Casista de Mis Suenos offers programs such as emergency housing, legal counseling, medical care and education support to victims.