The women from the «Beauty in Bamboo» salon cabinet gathered

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the 13 women who are part of the newly built beauty and aesthetics salon cabinet «Beauty in Bamboo,» located at the entrance of the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood in Atacames, gathered. The purpose of the meeting was to elect the board of directors of the association that brings together these women.

This multifunctional center, built with the support of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), will also serve as a space where these women can work under suitable conditions, once they have completed the «Beauty and Aesthetics» course offered at our Women’s Entrepreneurship House.

During the meeting, the women elected the board of directors of the future «Beauty in Bamboo» association, with the aim of legalizing this association and ensuring that their legal status is in order.

Once again, we congratulate these women for the great work they do, attending to men and women in the neighborhood, as well as for the personal growth they have achieved through this capacity-building process.

We invite you to review the article about the construction process and the inauguration, which took place on April 29, 2021.

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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.