A support house was built in Nueva Esperanza

The Student Council 2019-2020 of the American School of Quito made a donation to CAEMBA. With the funds raised, a support house was built, located outside the Women’s Entrepreneurship House, in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, Atacames.

This space is very important as it will allow for two professional trade courses to be conducted simultaneously. This place will also serve as a venue for those undergoing training to showcase and sell their products.

Comprehensive Solution: One Neighborhood at a Time

The Raíz Foundation Ecuador implements comprehensive solutions through focused intervention under the concept of «one neighborhood at a time», so that this work can then be replicated in other neighborhoods with similar characteristics of vulnerability, marginalization, and extreme poverty. That is why the Raíz Foundation Ecuador and its CAEMBA project have been working since June 2019 in the Nueva Esperanza or «La Trece» neighborhood in the Atacames canton.

There, most of the bamboo houses have been built, along with the Women’s Entrepreneurship House, where we aim to build capacities so that women who are family leaders can be trained in cutting and sewing techniques to then start their own businesses, seek employment, or partner with other women in the neighborhood and lead sustainable lifestyles.

We thank the Student Council 2019-2020 of the American School of Quito for contributing to making this dream a reality.

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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.