CAEMBA built the first three houses of 2021

The weekend of January 2nd and 3rd, 2021 was very active for CAEMBA as three houses were built in the «Las Cañitas» area in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, in Atacames. This construction is part of the «Bamboo Dreams» campaign.

On January 2nd, a house was built for Grey Mercedes Oliva. The donor remains anonymous. On the same day, a second house was erected, this time for Diana Jisela Chichande. The donation was made by María Belén Yépez, her family, and several friends.

On the other hand, a house was built on Sunday, January 3rd, in the same Las Cañitas sector. It was donated to Jéssica Manzaba and her family. This house was built thanks to the 1998 promotion of La Presentación School. María Fernanda Buenaño managed the fundraising for donating this house. She also attended with her husband Guillermo and their children Agustín and Luciana for the construction.

We also thank Lelis Navarrete and the youth of Atacames School, who contributed to the construction of the houses.

This is how CAEMBA begins 2021, with the «Bamboo Dreams» campaign, ready to fulfill our goal this year of eradicating precarious housing in Ecuador.

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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.