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Promoting small fishermen to help fight poverty in Esmeraldas

> What drives us to perform the project

Drive

El 51% de la población de la provincia de Esmeraldas vive en situación de pobreza.

> What objectives do we want to achieve

Clients

Clients

150

pescadores.

Opportunity

Opportunity

Heladera

y otras herramientas para poder vender el pescado.

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Crece un 15%

sus ventas abriendo nuevos canales de comercialización.

Social Impact

Social Impact

Forman parte de cooperativas que les permiten vender unidos y a precios justos.

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Pequeños pescadores luchan contra la pobreza en Esmeraldas

Promoting small fishermen to help fight poverty in Esmeraldas

Esmeraldas is a coastal city located in Northern Ecuador, on the border with Colombia. In a city of more than 160,000 inhabitants, basic…
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Pequeños pescadores luchan contra la pobreza en Esmeraldas

Esmeraldas is a coastal city located in Northern Ecuador, on the border with Colombia. In a city of more than 160,000 inhabitants, basic services, such as medical care, are unattainable for most of its inhabitants. Child malnutrition, families living on less than $1 a day, houses made of boards, or the lack of access to drinking water are the norm. Poverty spreads wherever you look.

With this project, we want to help local fishermen and their families improve their living conditions by improving their income in a sustainable way. Fishermen in the city of Esmeraldas work with scarce resources, in conditions of exclusion and vulnerability, which makes them at risk for high poverty rates.

How do we help them?

We offer them training in a cooperative so that they can manage the cold chain and fish storage. This allows them to learn from each other, share knowledge and experiences, and access the market in better conditions. Their union will allow them to save costs and negotiate in fairer conditions, thus helping to improve their income and reduce their vulnerability.

Our help is the only opportunity for these fishermen to earn a decent income through their own work. They are essential to improve basic aspects of their lives and that of their families: with a stable income they will be able to take their children to school, they will be able to improve their diet and with it, their health. They will also become a development opportunity for their own community, creating work through this small cooperative.