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.
The Asociación Manabí is carrying out a project to improve children’s nutrition in the city of Manta, in the province of Manabí, Ecuador. The Asociación looks after 120 children at the San José Manta nursery school.
CESAL and Fundación Sembrar have introduced child care centers in marginal urban neighborhoods of Quito where children of preschool age receive psycho-pedagogic and emotional care.
The Fundación Sor Dominga Bocca gives shelter to 25 young and adolescent girls who have suffered mistreatment, psychological, physical and sexual abuse. The girls are given housing, health care, a balanced diet, academic education and school supplies.
The Fundación Santa Marta has worked on the rebuilding of the CIBV San José Manta nursery school, one of the buildings affected by the earthquake in Ecuador. The school looks after disadvantaged children who will be able to continue enjoying a program of care and education.
CESAL and Fundación Sembrar promote the creation of small centers for infants in the homes of neighborhood women, where children of preschool age can enjoy a clean, safe and suitable environment for their development.