CAEMBA is a foundation dedicated to providing decent housing to the most vulnerable population in Ecuador.
CAEMBA is a foundation dedicated to providing decent housing to the most vulnerable population in Ecuador.

The earthquake of April 16, 2016 on the Ecuadorian coast left thousands of poor families homeless. We immediately decided to help the victims by sending prefabricated bamboo structures, with roofs made of light and economical material that were very easy to assemble.

This is how the CAEMBA concept was born: Emerging Bamboo Houses.

However, this was a short-term solution. Following the emergency response, CAEMBA set out to design long-term housing solutions. To do this, we designed a new bamboo structure, adaptable to the environment of precarious settlements.

The new design allows the 43m2 houses with bathroom to be assembled in just one day.

The houses are delivered to the beneficiaries with their respective basic finishes. In addition, the houses are spacious and airy to avoid the use of air conditioning equipment or fans which  increase electrical energy consumption.


Get to know all the areas in which we have built over the years.


Transparency is essential for us. You can learn how we invest all the donations we receive.


When you open the window of your heart, light enters your life, bringing prosperity and peace. CAEMBA’s windows bring light, health, prosperity and smiles to its inhabitants. These smiles are what move us and give us energy to continue with our 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.