who we are

The trust is run by volunteers, family and friends of Andrew Finch.

We have been raising money for VDO since Andrew's untimely death in Ecuador and many of the poorest children in rural areas are benefiting from our funds.

computer centre

The trust has now been accepted by the UK Inland Revenue service as being charitable in nature, which means we can have a charity account, donations can be gift aided and tax claimed back. The four trustees for the charity are Adrienne Finch, Ros Earl, Rose Procter and John Potts (Our trustee in Ecuador and manager of Happy Gringo Travel Agency).

At the End of 2002 VDO donated the first computer centre (with three computers) to a rural school thanks to the support of Adrienne Finch and Ros Earl. The Centre was dedicated to the memory of Andrew Finch.

The support of the Finch/Earl family has continued without interruption making possible our Education Centre and Library in Techo Propio, and the support for families during the pandemic including provision of resources for home schooling.

The main fundraising event of the AFET is the selling of Christmas cards designed by school children in Ecuador.