Dando Amor is a non-profit charity dedicated to blessing the lives of children throughout the world. Serving in both Ecuador, and Burkina Faso-Africa, Dando Amor takes regular service trips to both countries.
All are invited to join the Dando Amor team, whether on a mission trip, or helping fundraise at home, volunteers are always needed.
In 2013 Dando Amor opened their own Orphanage in Quito, Ecuador. This was and continues to be a very big undertaking. The Dando Amor Team knew the time had come and they needed to do something to keep the children they loved off the streets.
Dando Amor was founded by Travis and Jennie Gugelman and Lori Nordstrom. After going to Ecuador on a photography assignment and visiting many orphanages they realized the orphanages backed by American organizations and businesses where far ahead of those that where not.
The children living in orphanages who received funding from outside organizations where healthier, more educated, and happier.
Travis, Jennie, and Lori started Dando Amor for a way to allow people to be personally involved in helping children live better and fuller lives. Dando Amor has been able to bless thousands of children’s lives and continues to grow and bless others. This is made possible as more people join them in combining their time, talents and energy to helping bless less fortunate children.
Please consider joining us on a trip to Ecuador or Africa. Families, Couples, Youth Groups, Individuals, Photographers, and Business Owners are all invited! To join Dando Amor on a trip a donation level of $2000 is required for an individual and $5000 for a family. This can be set up in monthly payments, and done either through personal donations or fundraising efforts.
An additional $650 per person is required for all expenses in country including, food, hotel, travel within the county and your Dando Amor t-shirts. Upgraded shirts and sweatshirts avaiable.
You are responsible for your own flights. Ecuador’s airport code is UIO. Burkina Faso’s airport code is OUA. For more information, please email us at: or go to