Peace and security for children and adolescents
Divided, as its name indicates, by the equator, this country is the most densely populated in South America. This does not prevent it from also being the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world. In addition to Spanish, there are thirteen other indigenous official languages. Ecuador is a major oil exporter and the main producer of bananas.
The project is directly involved in the care of 1,200 people: boys and girls with disabilities, families and elderly people who have been abandoned and are living in extreme poverty. It focuses on three main areas: education, food and healthcare.
Thanks to the work of the Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca, young girls and teenagers from Guayaquil, Ecuador, who have experienced mistreatment and abuse, get to become the drivers of their own lives and to make a fresh start which will help them to become empowered women in control of their destiny.
The project focuses on school support for primary school children in the province of Manabí, with the aim of reinforcing values associated with self-care, self-esteem and environmental protection.
The Acompañando a una generación (Accompanying a generation) project from Cesal and the Fundación Sembrar provides daily childcare centers for children to attend while their mothers are working.