CAEMBA and Liga de Quito join forces in ‘Goals in Bamboo’

The Raíz Foundation, through the CAEMBA project of emergency bamboo houses, has partnered with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito in the campaign ‘Goals in Bamboo,’ aiming to make the team an ambassador for CAEMBA. The primary objective of this campaign is for Liga to raise awareness among its fans about the reality of extreme poverty, precarious housing, and social inequality in some areas of Ecuador. It is hoped that the Liga community (team, management, and fans) will act within their spheres to change this reality. The goal is also to involve Liga’s sponsors in this crusade against precarious housing and social inequality in Ecuador.

In this context, on Saturday, March 7th, before a match where Liga played at home, a joint press conference was held between Manuel Pallares and Cristina Latorre, representatives of the Raíz Foundation, and Esteban Paz, a director of Liga. During the conference, it was announced that during home games for Liga, collections would be held where fans could voluntarily contribute with a monetary donation to support CAEMBA’s work for the most vulnerable in Ecuador. In this first match, a donation collection was carried out, with 12 volunteers collaborating for this purpose in each section of the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium. Additionally, fans were shown an informative video about the project and this joint campaign.

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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.