The objective of these centers is that through education, women, who are often heads of their families, build skills and obtain financial independence. Thanks to sewing and tailoring courses; cosmetology courses, cooking courses and more, women acquire skills to start their own businesses. In this way, they support their families and escape the cycle of poverty.


Women, and especially the most vulnerable and heads of families, are one of our main concerns. For this reason, we direct our efforts to train them so that they can undertake jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families.


To accomplish this, in October 2019 we built the Women’s Entrepreneurship House in Atacames, a safe space dedicated to women beneficiaries of CAEMBA so that they can receive vocational courses endorsed by the State. With this, they are trained and can generate their own income.


We also help women to associate with each other and build spaces for tailoring and sewing as well as cosmetology. A beauty salon opened in 2021. This community infrastructure has served to enable women to have sustainable livelihoods and undertake entrepreneurship, thereby promoting dignity and a better quality of life thanks to increased income.

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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.