As part of the response to the 2016 earthquake, we built centers that allow children to spend the day in care and educational activities while parents work.


With financing from Fundación Telefónica Ecuador, Caemba developed a model for a bamboo structure designed with spacious, airy, safe spaces. The centers are built in 5 days and have an open area of ​​230 square meters (10×23).


The centers can be built on existing cement slabs or on the ground. Centers built on land have bamboo or mat floors.


The centers have a perimeter protection of metal mesh covered with plastic mesh. In this way a level of security is provided to the interior as well as protection against weather and insects, while maintaining excellent ventilation and airiness.


The centers are semi-transparent so that parents can observe the children from the outside and the children can see outside. This is an important issue because it generates trust in people displaced by natural disasters. The centers allow children to spend the day being cared for and doing educational activities while parents work.

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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.