A campaign was launched to promote safe tourism in Atacames

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the delivery of 1000 vials for PCR testing was carried out in Atacames. This is part of the campaign ‘Prevention and Containment of Covid-19 to Ensure Touristic Activity in the Atacames Canton.’ The goal is to ensure that both formal and informal tourism operators work safely during the December holidays.

This quantity is part of a total of 2000 tests that will be used by the personnel of the Atacames-Muisne Health District to conduct extensive screening of the staff working in the tourist establishments of Atacames. Tourists will also be able to undergo two types of tests: rapid and quantitative. Tents will be set up in the most touristic sites of the canton for them to approach.

It is planned to collect these samples starting from December 19, prior to the Christmas and New Year holidays. This ensures tourists arriving at the beaches of the Atacames canton that the personnel working in restaurants, huts, shops, bars, cafes, hotels, and tourist sites in general are free of Covid-19.

It is important to emphasize that Atacames maintains a low positivity rate of Covid-19, thanks to the coordinated work among several entities and under the leadership of the Raíz Ecuador Foundation – CAEMBA.

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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.


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.