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Education: The Seed for Sustainable Transformation

Education: The Seed for Sustainable Transformation

The classrooms of the schools and colleges of Ecuador are filling little by little after a period that, with frightening strength, reminded us of the importance of education in our society and the inequity of access to it in rural Ecuador. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency are unprecedented phenomena for modern society. These contexts require urgent actions that reflect our innovative and resilient human potential.

A fruit-flavored dream

A fruit-flavored dream

The Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Guayabillas (ASOMEG in Spanish) produces and markets tropical fruit products made with agroecological and local crops. These products enable the Association’s members to take advantage of the region northwest of Quito’s astounding diversity and rich production, and improve their families’ and communities’ incomes, all the while strengthening the caring bonds woven between women and their relationship with nature.

Biodiversity in the Andean Chocó: Quito’s forests

Biodiversity in the Andean Chocó: Quito’s forests

How many times have you read or heard that Ecuador is a megadiverse country? No matter where we go in the country, we will always be surrounded by an endless number of species swamped in their daily activities to obtain nutrients and energy. Perhaps, it could be hard for us to notice how those species interact with each other, and even more challenging if they are not visible to our eyes (bacteria, small insects, etc).

ASOMEG —  A Dream That’s Blooming

ASOMEG — A Dream That’s Blooming

The Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Guayabillas (ASOMEG)’s success is undoubtedly due to the hard work and sustained commitment of the women of the Community of Guayabillas, in the Parish of Pacto (northwest of Quito).