Raiz-CAEMBA Foundation: First Place in Sustainable Construction at the Sacha Awards

“The Raíz-CAEMBA Foundation” has been honored with first place in the Sustainable Construction category at the prestigious Sacha Awards. This recognition highlights the foundation’s exceptional commitment to responsible construction and its positive impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Supported by various organizations in the forestry sector, the Sacha Awards have spotlighted projects and individuals from 30 countries, acknowledging initiatives that contribute significantly to environmental preservation. This achievement highlights the prominent position of “The Raíz-CAEMBA Foundation” at the forefront of sustainable practices.

Each house built by “CAEMBA” uses 2,000 kg of bamboo, a material that absorbs 1,000 kg of carbon. For just USD 100, companies can claim the absorption of this amount of carbon, contributing not only to the environment but also to social benefits. Bamboo construction replaces cement constructions, thus reducing CO2 emissions associated with cement production, responsible for 5% of global emissions.

Sustainability doesn’t stop there. Considering the benefits aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “CAEMBA” values a ton of CO2 at USD 100, surpassing the standard value of USD 50. As a humanitarian housing project, this price increases, demonstrating that sustainability and social responsibility go hand in hand.

This prestigious recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the foundation, as well as a tribute to the collaboration and ongoing support of all members of “The Raíz-CAEMBA” family, along with the generous donors and volunteers who have made this achievement possible.”

In this moment of celebration, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to this success. “The Raíz-CAEMBA Foundation” is committed to continue leading the way in sustainable construction, working tirelessly towards a more ecological and resilient future.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

Fundación Raíz is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), working with indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, Montubio, and Mestizo groups across Ecuador.

Our projects support various communities: Sionas, Siekopai, Kofan, Chachi, Kechwa, Waorani and Shuar, covering six linguistic families.

Our CAEMBA housing initiative focuses on the Afro-Ecuadorian and Montubio populations in Esmeraldas, addressing challenges of poverty and high crime rates. We commit to equitable treatment, opportunities for all, and the elimination of barriers to participation.

By valuing every voice and fostering community resilience, we aim to create a more inclusive, equitable society.

Our leadership is committed to DEI principles, ensuring our efforts reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and contribute to sustainable development and social justice.

DECLARACIÓN DE DIVERSIDAD, EQUIDAD E INCLUSIÓN

Fundación Raíz está dedicada a la diversidad, equidad e inclusión (DEI), trabajando con grupos indígenas, afroecuatorianos, montubios y mestizos en todo Ecuador.

Nuestros proyectos apoyan a varias comunidades, Sionas, Siekopai, Kofan, Chachi, Kechwa, Waorani y Shuar, cubriendo seis familias lingüísticas. Nuestra iniciativa de vivienda CAEMBA se centra en las poblaciones afroecuatorianas y montubias en Esmeraldas, abordando desafíos de pobreza y altas tasas de criminalidad.

Nos comprometemos a un trato equitativo, oportunidades para todos y la eliminación de barreras para la participación. Valorando cada voz y fomentando la resiliencia comunitaria, aspiramos a crear una sociedad más inclusiva y equitativa.

Nuestro liderazgo está comprometido con los principios de DEI, asegurando que nuestros esfuerzos reflejen la diversidad de las comunidades que servimos y contribuyan al desarrollo sostenible y la justicia social.