Ecuador

General

Ecuador is a small country in South America along the west coast. Even though Ecuador is small, it has an incredibly diverse geography including the Galapagos Islands, the bright and sunny coast of the mainland, the snow-topped Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest. The cloud forest (different than a rainforest!) alone is known as one of the most biodiverse places on earth.

Not long ago, a person wanted to help a child who was not going to school due to financial problems, even though Ecuador offers free education. In 2003, our Founder, Cameron Vivanco, gave hope to Laura Farango at Carmen Bajo, one of our Ministry Sites, in Quito.  You can learn more by watching our video here.

In 2009, Education Equals Hope was founded in the United States. Now, Education Equals Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization giving hope to children in 11 different communities in Ecuador.  You can learn more about each of them by clicking their respective links below.

Argelia Alta

Buen Pastor

Carmen Bajo

Casa Adalia – a safe home for girls coming out of Human Trafficking

Casa Gabriel – a home for former street boys

Cristo Liberador

Dios es Amor

Emaús

Gualsaqui

Riobamba