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.
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 Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca is implementing the “Working for a future” project through which it cares for 21 young girls who have suffered mistreatment, psychological, physical and sexual abuse in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador.