in the province of Chimborazo. In 2008 it was considered the third poorest in Ecuador, with 98% of its inhabitants living in extreme poverty. Nowadays, it is considered a best practice of sustainable development and collaboration between the local government and AVANTI.
Areas of work:
4 microbusinesses working in tourism in the Devil’s Nose train station:
rural community with over 2000 inhabitants out of which 99% live in extreme poverty. It is located in the County of Pedernales, in the coastal province of Manabi.
Objective: Create a value-added product based on cocoa.
in post-harvesting and stocking center management to cocoa producers from the local producer’s association-ASOPROPED. (March-April 2014). This was done thanks to the support from the British Embassy in Ecuador.
social business to develop the value-added product.
a financially sustainable model for the health and education programs- funded through the social business.
Working with local producers during 5 days.
The "Iberoamerican Social Photojournalists" organized the contest “Pictures of the Year Latin America”. Sponsored the Prize for the Sustainable Development Category.Nuestra Mirada