The Community Police Unit (UPC) of Nueva Esperanza received a computer

On September 17, 2020, the Community Police Unit (UPC) of the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood in Atacames received a donation of a computer from the Raíz Foundation and a printer donated by the Paz y Desarrollo organization. This equipment will allow the UPC to fulfill all its planned functions regarding surveillance, crime prevention, and other administrative tasks.

Previously, this UPC essentially functioned as a dormitory, as it lacked the necessary technological equipment to operate properly. The UPC is located next to the Women’s Entrepreneurship House. Thanks to these donations, the community will have National Police members better equipped to combat insecurity, receive reports, conduct mediation and arbitration, among other services. The next step will be to prevent and combat domestic violence in the community.

The Raíz Foundation Ecuador and its CAEMBA project are pleased that well-being is reaching more and more marginalized families living in extreme poverty in the Atacames canton. CAEMBA aims to eliminate precarious housing in Ecuador and provide comprehensive solutions in neighborhoods like Nueva Esperanza, where hundreds of people have received their CAEMBA houses, as well as training at the Women’s Entrepreneurship House.

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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.