ECUADOR: PROGRAMME OVERVIEW AND PROJECTS


  • “Let your heart be your guide – violence destroys families!”

    “Let your heart be your guide – violence destroys families!”

    Ecuador’s constitution sets out equality for women and men and prohibits any discrimination whatsoever. But the reality looks different. Women are repressed and beaten and, in particular, the rural population is firmly caught in the grip of macho behaviour. But there are new ideas to promote equal opportunities. SWISSAID brings them to this Andean country.
  • “Mama Pacha is generous – if we treat her well!”

    “Mama Pacha is generous – if we treat her well!”

    ‘Mama Pacha’, the personification of ‘Mother Earth’ and goddess of fertility, is highly revered in the Ecuadorian Andes. She is a giver of life in every sense – in the form of plentiful harvests for example. But the male and female farmers must play their part too and take good care of the soil. SWISSAID supports them in this.
  • A major effort with huge benefits: water on arable fields

    A major effort with huge benefits: water on arable fields

    Maize monocultures are widespread in Bolívar Province in Ecuador, but thanks to market gardens more of the soil is improving. This is due to the construction of a water supply system and training courses on organic cultivation – and SWISSAID supports both.