Help Save Children in Ecuador

Pockets of extreme poverty make it hard for vulnerable children to survive and thrive. And following a natural disaster, these vulnerable children are among the worst affected. The rural population has little access to education and healthcare, and 25% of children have stunted growth due to malnutrition. Save the Children was there after the earthquakes, and we’re still there, to help children of Ecuador. But we can’t do it without you.

The Challenge for Children in Ecuador

Still rebuilding from the worst earthquake in decades, the unfortunate, marginalized children of Ecuador need your help.*

  • 93% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 6% of school-age children are out of school
  • 21 out of 1000 children die
    before their 5th birthday
  • 5% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 22% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Ecuador

Since 2004, Save the Children has been one of the most recognized organizations in Ecuador advocating for children’s rights and protection systems.

We work with the government to bring about tangible, lasting change for children – by promoting child protection, access to education and the eradication of child labor. Other focus areas are protection of natural resources and advocating for youth living in conditions of human mobility, trafficking, smuggling or suffering from the worst forms of child labor.

  • We work in the poorest communities of Guayas, El Oro and Esmeraldas provinces, where up to 65% of the population lives in poverty. 
  • A vibrant children’s movement is having a real voice in shaping decisions; we support 65 children’s groups. 
  • Our priority in Ecuador is making sure the poorest 10% of children get a better education and are protected from abuse.
  • Protected 974 children from harm
  • Supported 974 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 928 children with a healthy start in life

How to Help Children in Ecuador

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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