Peace and development complements CAEMBA’s work

On January 19, 2021, CAEMBA worked intensively in the Las Cañitas sector, in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, in Atacames. Two houses were built thanks to the financing from the Caseres Town Council in Catalonia, Spain. The management was carried out by the organization Paz y Desarrollo, our permanent ally contributing to the comprehensive work we carry out in Esmeraldas, key in the transformative and multiplying change of well-being that we generate in this and other communities.

The beneficiaries of the houses were the families of Susana Lara and Karina García. Paz y Desarrollo works in this neighborhood in building capacities around leadership, self-esteem, and prevention of gender-based violence. This is a great complement to achieve transformations in marginalized neighborhoods that are in situations of extreme poverty.

The objective is to achieve a comprehensive transformation in the neighborhoods where we work, so that residents have their CAEMBA house and also alternatives for training to build capacity and entrepreneurship, in order to have sustainable livelihoods.

This partnership between Paz y Desarrollo, CAEMBA, and the Caseres Town Council is a good example of how we share knowledge through complementarity and the successful generation of transformative changes.

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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.