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Friends of Hope
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There are currently 17.7 million people calling Ecuador home — but a home with a poverty problem.
The overall population living on less than $3.20 per day in Ecuador has been decreasing since 2010
but poverty remains an issue. The result is severe homelessness in Ecuador.
The main natural disasters that play a role in the high rate of homelessness in Ecuador are floods,
earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. From 1980 to 2010, about 2.6 million people suffered
from natural disasters.
In 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 700 people and crushed many buildings — a big portion of
them being homes. The earthquake destroyed around 35,000 homes. At the time, it was the worst
earthquake in almost three decades. Many people had to leave their destroyed homes, changing their
whole lives in just a moment.
An increasing unemployment rate exacerbates the issue of homelessness in Ecuador. The unemployment
rate inthe country was declining — dropping from 5.21% in 2016 to 3.69% in 2018. Since then, it has
increased from 2018 with the current rate being at 6.48%. Taking that percentage out of the current
population results in 1.1 million people unemployed. Likewise, these people are prone to having to
leave their homes or unable to afford housing.
These living conditions make it incredibly difficult to afford available housing and
provide for children and other life needs.
HOW WE HELP
Our projects in Ecuador have focused on democracy and governance, education, health,
water and sanitation, natural resource management, incomes and livelihoods, women’s empowerment and
gender equality, economic development, climate change adaptation and emergency and humanitarian work.
Friends of Hope started working in Ecuador in 2010 with the aim of improving the standard of living
of Ecuador’s indigenous ethnic groups.
Please help us continue to help the people of Ecuador by making a donation today.
Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351
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Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
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