Cottage Spotlight – Houston Cottage

The Houston Cottage recently had the opportunity to help support Family Promise, a local nonprofit group for homeless families. The cottage was able to assist with publicity and volunteering at a fundraiser. The Family Promise annual fundraiser, normally held in the spring, was canceled this year due to COVID. A new fundraising opportunity presented itself…

Cottage Industry: The Ukuy Cottage in Ecuador – Seeds for Changing Lives

The seeds for the new cottage in Ecuador were planted in 2016 when Big Ocean representatives attended Habitat III there. Vilma Sagebin saw Ana Carolina Gualinga Cuji (also called Anita) and her friend enter a Big Ocean Women presentation and offered to translate for them. When she sensed their uneasiness as the hour grew late,…