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The Curucusí Garden: Sales Point for Enterprises Supported by the Raíz Ecuador Foundation – CAEMBA

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Cristina Latorre, director of CAEMBA, visited the «Curucusí Garden» store located at Mariano Aguilera E7-243 Street in Quito. In this place, where fair trade is promoted, enterprises such as bags, aprons, and cosmetic bags from the Textile Production Association «Casa de la Mujer» in the Atacames canton have a display window where they can be purchased.

Also available is the delicious Nea pia, which is black chili based on yucca, a product made by Siekopai women in Sucumbíos, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This product is part of the «Bioenterprises in the Amazon» program, a project of the Raíz Ecuador Foundation – CAEMBA.

The love of an artist like Catalina Pérez Camargo, owner of this store, is what brings this wonderful place to life, opening its doors to various artists, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs like those we support at Raíz-CAEMBA.

Thank you very much to Curucusí Garden for opening this space to many women entrepreneurs in Ecuador. With your purchase, you are supporting women entrepreneurs who develop these products.

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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.