«At the Atacames Covid Center, we not only find doctors and nurses, but angels.»

It is part of the testimony of Nancy Erazo, who along with her husband, Ernesto Pozo, were discharged from the Covid Respiratory Care Center in Atacames. They were infected with Covid-19; however, life gave them a second chance.

Both were attended by doctors and nurses at the Covid Respiratory Care Center, located on the Tonsupa – Atacames road. Ernesto Pozo and Nancy Erazo are from Quito. The couple has been residing in the USA for 45 years. Several weeks ago, they were on vacation in the province of Esmeraldas and unfortunately contracted Covid-19.

Initially, they went to the Juan Carlos Guasti Hospital in Atacames. Once there, they were transferred to the Covid Center. He was hospitalized for 18 days and she for 14 days. They are very grateful to the Covid Center and the work we do at Caemba. For this reason, on March 23, the couple visited the doctors and nurses who cared for them and, as a gesture of gratitude, donated utensils and cleaning supplies to the Covid Center.

From Caemba, we wish them a prompt and complete recovery.

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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.