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.
Divided, as its name indicates, by the Equator, Ecuador is both the most densely populated country in South America, as well as the country having the greatest biodiversity in the world. Spanish is one of the official languages along with 13 indigenous ones. Ecuador is an important exporter of petroleum and the main producer of bananas. Fundación MAPFRE is supporting projects carried out in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil.
The Manabi Association aims to strengthen women's leadership skills and independence within the fight for gender equality. Furthermore, together with the Asociación de Mujeres Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa Women's Association), they seek to train leaders and bring about the comprehensive systematization of social and financial management.