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Authorities visited the Bioenterprises project in the Amazon

In the last week of August 2021, several authorities visited indigenous communities involved in the ‘Bioenterprises in the Amazon’ project. Representatives from the United Nations Small Grants Programme (SGP), the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition (MAATE), and the German cooperation KFW attended.

These organizations jointly finance and coordinate the ‘Bioenterprises in the Northern Amazon’ project, which is being executed by the Raíz Ecuador Foundation – CAEMBA and the Lianas Center Foundation.

After visiting several fish farming projects supported by the Lianas Center Foundation, the indigenous Siekopai community of Wai’ya in the province of Sucumbíos was visited. In that place, the authorities witnessed the work being done alongside the Women’s Association of Wai’ya (ASOPROASIEW) in institutional strengthening, capacity building, and technical assistance in their enterprises.

Representatives from various organizations visited the Siekopai community of Wai’ya in Sucumbíos.

The women demonstrated how they prepare their typical dishes based on yuca and chili peppers, which were then enjoyed together with members of the community.

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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.