Fair in Atacames for World Refugee Day

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Prefecture of Esmeraldas and the provincial human mobility table organized the «Citizen Fair of Inclusion: United for Equality.» Raíz Ecuador Foundation – Caemba participated with several women from the Textile Production Association «Casa de la Mujer» (ASOPROTEXCAMU). Some of them are refugee women.

The fair took place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the central park of Atacames. The women of the association sold products such as dresses, shorts, blouses, and handbags, among others.

The women were trained in professional trades endorsed by the National Government. The courses took place at the Women’s Entrepreneurship House in Nueva Esperanza, Atacames. Subsequently, Caemba helped them create the Association to facilitate the marketing of their products and reach more people.

We are pleased that the Prefecture of Esmeraldas has invited ASOPROTEXCAMU and the Raíz Ecuador Foundation – Caemba to participate in this fair, which will benefit both refugee women and Ecuadorians. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our ties with the Prefecture of Esmeraldas to keep working in favor of the most vulnerable and needy people.

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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.