CARE International has worked in Ecuador since 1962. Our strategic goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty by 50 percent by 2015. To address the underlying causes of poverty, we have defined a program strategy that consists of three key elements that apply to all programs:
- Increase the capacity of key local and national actors.
- Support integral development approaches developed by excluded groups.
- Influence policies and promote civic and private attitudes and practices at the local, regional and national level that promote equity and inclusion and improved power relations.
To operationalize this strategy, CARE Ecuador will pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to the design and implementation of programs in democracy and governance, education, health, water and sanitation, natural resource management and economic development or any combination of the above.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Facing Climate Change in the Highlands of Ecuador
CARE is helping rural communities in Ecuador's highlands adapt to the harshness of their changing climate.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Education Findings from the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative