An Idea can change many lives that’s why helping others brings good feelings to the giver. By helping others we enjoy a self-esteem boost for making other people’s life better. The world can be a better place if we start helping others by developing better facilities and infrastructure. The great leaders possess this sense of responsibility and help others with their life changing ideas and thoughts.Richard Verkely and his wife Sheryle, a Canadian couple living permanently in Ecuador set up a foundation to help the local community of Cuenca. They created Hearts of Gold foundation in year 2010 along with a group of volunteers to help the needy people of Cuenca. It was a pay back to the region’s community who were so generous and warm hearted with them. The couple set up few businesses to help the local community set up their own businesses. They sponsored the children Christmas program by their Gold and silver shop that ended up raising funds for three different orphanages for Christmas.The success was so great that they decided to formalize their work of Hearts of Gold foundation and give a percentage from their different businesses to the charity. Mr. Verkley a successful businessman used his skills and life changing ideas to improve the lives of many people.The vision and ideas of Mr. Richard Verkley helped many people in setting up their own gold mining companies and improve their lives. The main idea at Hearts of Gold is to develop the people’s minds, provide those tools, and educate them to break the cycle of poverty. The volunteer team of expats does their best to provide help against homelessness, poverty and spread education and health awareness.The organization arranged many functions to raise funds especially for Christmas. There are many projects going on like providing food to kids, providing home to abandoned, seniors home needs spread the lot of awareness about the health issues.Children sponsorship program helped many children to brighten their future by receiving free education and support they needed. There are many other projects started by the foundation to help the local community like sponsor a child, bananas cafe, California kitchen, be a volunteer and many other to make people stand on their own feet.