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An experienced financial services executive, Benjamin Alderson serves as a senior area manager for deVere USA, Inc. In addition to his activities at the financial advisory firm, Benjamin Alderson supports several nonprofit organizations, including Oxfam International.

Oxfam staff have been working on the ground in Ecuador recently following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on April 16, 2016. The quake and subsequent aftershocks took hundreds of lives and caused significant damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure throughout the region.

Currently, Oxfam is focusing its efforts on the communities of Portoviejo and Pedernales, where widespread damage to the cities’ water systems have left residents without access to clean water. Oxfam is working in partnership with local government and other aid agencies to replace water pipes and establish a distribution system to deliver water to locals.

Oxfam will continue to support recovery efforts in Portoviejo, Pedernales, and other affected Ecuadorian communities until at least August. For more information, or to support the organization’s work in the country, visit www.oxfam.org.