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In Morona Santiago, we presented the strategic alliance with the Shuar

On February 27th and 28th, 2021, we visited Sucúa, in Morona Santiago, in the central-southern region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The purpose of our visit was to present the strategic alliance between CAEMBA and the Interprovincial Federation of Shuar Centers (FICSH), with the aim of replicating our work in the southern Amazon of Ecuador.

This alliance will allow the construction of prefabricated bamboo and certified sustainable wood houses with the aim of reducing deforestation, mitigating climate change, and providing Amazonian families with access to low-cost, high-quality bamboo housing.

This presentation took place within the framework of the Annual Assembly of FICSH. Representing CAEMBA were its President, Manuel Pallares, and Cristina Latorre, project director. Also in attendance were the President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Amazon of Ecuador (CONFENIAE), Marlon Santi, and the President of FICSH, Luis Nawech. Representing the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), were Tuntiak Katán and Juan Carlos Jintiach.

We also visited the site where the bamboo treatment plant will be set up for the CAEMBA – Shuar alliance. We thank the hospitality, openness, and interest of the Shuar people in implementing this important strategic alliance that will benefit the Shuar nationality and the Amazon as a whole.

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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.